English for Entrepreneurship

Professional Development Program for ESOL TEACHERS

March 4, 2019 – 9:30am – 12:30pm
and
March 25, 2019 – 10:00am – 11:00am

Location: 
The Immigrant Learning Center

442 Main St.
Malden, MA 02148

Presenters: 
Franklin Peralta – English Works Campaign Organizer, English for New Bostonians
Diana Satin – Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, English for New Bostonians

Overview: 
Entrepreneurship can be a viable option for English language learners seeking successful employment. However, to succeed they need knowledge about legal and business issues as well as language, digital-literacy, and intercultural skills. This three-part workshop will guide you in developing lessons that integrate all key elements.

Audience: 
This professional development activity/course is designed for:

– ESOL teachers interested in helping English language learners explore the possibility of self-employment while developing their language skills

Description: 
Many immigrants would rather work for themselves than be someone else’s employee. Some may have owned a business in their home country. But self-employment for English language learners involves many considerations: language skills, cultural awareness, ease using computers, and knowledge of basic business and legal issues.

This workshop will help you develop a thematic unit on entrepreneurism that integrates all these factors. You will have opportunities to try out new teaching tools and techniques in your practice while receiving professional-development support. [click for event details…]