When developing or participating in a language program, there are many
factors to consider. As a volunteer, you may or may not have control over
all of these factors, but it is still important to consider them and to
figure out why they are important and how they will work together in your
This Website is a tool, designed specifically for Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) volunteers in a service-learning type
environment, to help you develop and synthesize your academic TESOL knowledge
with your hands-on volunteer service. It contains seven modules that summarize
principles of curriculum development and outline exercises that will help
you to critically explore ideas, issues and challenges you may be facing.
These modules can be accessed by clicking on the words "Exploratory
Exercises" on the left hand side of this page.
There is another link, "Project Overview." By clicking on it, you will access a condensed version of the write-up that accompanied the development of this site as a project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts to the Department of Linguistics at Brigham Young University.
I sincerely hope that you will find this Website to be beneficial and
~Amie N. Casper
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org