[Edling] "ESL" Job Title- Please Critique!

Ann S Gavriel Perry sense07 at waitrose.com
Sat Oct 28 07:37:52 EDT 2017


Pity the poor learner who has to 'take on board' these awful
initials/acronyms

= EB?  emergent?  bilingual?  What if they are already bilingual (in two
non-English languages)

and wish to 'develop their English' as an additional language... What's
wrong with

EAL (English as an additional language)?  = it's been around a decade or so
and

no-one has noticed perhaps.

 

 

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From: Edling [mailto:edling-bounces at bunner.geol.lu.se] On Behalf Of Margaret
van Naerssen
Sent: 28 October 2017 02:22
To: The Educational Linguistics List
Subject: Re: [Edling] "ESL" Job Title- Please Critique!

 

Looking at second/other language learning,

I've preferred English language development instead of ESL/EFL,

and more generally "language development" though I have never had

to use a professional title for myself.

Margaret van Naerssen

 

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Raquel Sanchez <raqsan at gmail.com> wrote:

LAUSD used to use the title Language Development Specialist.

 

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 7:21 AM, Deborah Palmer <debpalmer at colorado.edu>
wrote:

Then in the bilingual education field we are moving toward "emergent
bilingual" (EB) as the term for the learners, and we are hearing more and
more English Language Development (ELD) in place of ESL or ESOL in many
states. It still varies lots though! 

 


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On Oct 26, 2017, at 5:07 AM, Curry, MJ <mjcurry at Warner.Rochester.edu> wrote:

 

Current terminology has replaced ESL with "ESOL" for teachers of English to
Speakers of Other Languages-and terminology for the learners themselves, at
least in the US, has moved quickly from ESL students to English learners to
English as a new language learners. The term 'English as an additional
language learner' is perhaps the most accurate but a bit clunkier from the
acronym use perspective!

 

All the best,

MJ Curry

 

From: Edling <edling-bounces at bunner.geol.lu
<mailto:edling-bounces at bunner.geol.lu.se> .se> on behalf of Myrna Goldstein
<myrnaenglishfile at gmail.com>
Reply-To: Educational List <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4:58 AM
To: Educational List <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Subject: Re: [Edling] "ESL" Job Title- Please Critique!

 

Hi Chelsea, 

 

How about ESL Educator?

After all, education is what we all do and is holistic.

 

Myrna Goldstein, MATESL

Are You in Your English File?

Eilat, Israel

 

On Oct 12, 2017 11:00 AM, "Chelsea Walter" <cwalter at coloradocollege.edu>
wrote:

Hello,

My name is Chelsea Walter and I am the "ESL Specialist" at Colorado College.
I am looking for input regarding my title, as I feel that it may be out of
date with current terminology.

A brief description of my work: I provide academic support to culturally and
linguistically diverse (CLD) students via coursework and individual
consultations, as well as consult with faculty on best practices (those that
are particularly culturally responsive) for working with CLD students. 

Might any of you have an idea on a more holistic title? I feel that "ESL
Specialist" conveys a remedial and deficient nature and does not encompass
the CLD student and educational experience itself, but rather focuses on the
"ESL" label.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

CHELSEA WALTER, PH.D. 
ESL Specialist 
Colket Center for Academic Excellence
Tutt Library 214 
chelsea.walter at coloradocollege <mailto:chelsea.walter at coloradocollege.edu>
.edu 
o (719) 227-8288 
COLORADO COLLEGE 
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 
www.coloradocollege.edu

 


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