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<ul><li><p>TopTenInterviewQuestionsforESLTeachers</p><p>ESLteachershavetobemasterpedagogues,authoritiesonsecondlanguageacquisition,andexpertsatrelationshipbuilding.Thatsatallorder,andwhilecertainlyschoolscancoach their teachers toward this ideal, youwant tomake sure youre hiring teacherswithastrongbase.BelowarethetopteninterviewquestionstoaskwhenhiringanESLteacher.</p><p>1. HowdoestheCommonCoreguideyourworkwithELLs?</p><p>2. IfIweretowalkintoyourESLclassroom,howwoulditlookdifferentfromyour</p><p>non-ESLcolleaguesclassroom?</p><p>3. WhathasbeenyourgreatsuccessinworkingwithELLs?</p><p>4. Whatwould you do if a colleague said they did notwant you to pick up theirstudentforESLinstruction?</p><p>5. A colleague comes to you and says that they believe an ELL student needs a</p><p>referral.Howdoyourespond?</p><p>6. WhatisyourpreferredESLdeliverymodelandwhy?</p><p>7. WhatsupportsneedtobeinplaceforyoutobeasuccessfulESLteacher?</p><p>8. HowdoestheNYSESLATinfluenceyourinstruction?</p><p>9. WhatdoyouthinkwillbethebiggestchallengeasanESLteacherhereandwhatcouldyoudotoaddressthatchallenge?</p><p>10. WhydidyouwanttobecomeanESLteacher?</p></li><li><p>TopTenInterviewQuestionsandAnswerforESLTeachers</p><p>Whileyouwillwanttokeepinmindyourschoolsphilosophy,mission,programmodelandELLdemographicswhenevaluatinganapplicantsresponsestothesequestions,Iveoutlinedsomepotentialelementsofmodelresponsesandredflagsbelow.1.HowdoestheCommonCoreguideyourworkwithELLs?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-MyESLinstructioniscontentbasedandalignedwiththeCommonCore.-IscaffoldinstructiontomeetboththelanguageneedsofmyELLsaswellastheCommonCorelearningstandardsattachedtothecontent.-IlookattheBilingualCommonCoreEnglishasaNewLanguageStandardsandalignmyinstructiontothem.</p><p>-TheCommonCoreisnotELLfriendly.-IlookmoreattheESLstandardsthantheCommonCore.-IammoreofalanguageexpertthanaCommonCoreexpert.-TheCommonCoreistoocomplicatedforELLsbecausetheirgradeleveldoesntalwaysequaltheirlanguagelevel.</p><p>2.IfIweretowalkintoyourESLclassroom,howwoulditlookdifferentfromyournon-ESLcolleaguesclassroom?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-Studentswouldbeworkingondifferentproducts.-Therewouldbemorevisualaids/graphicorganizers/realia/music/chanting.-Astheteacher,Iwouldbedoingmoreexplicitmodeling/slowingspeech/repeating/rephrasing.-Theunitwouldbepaceddifferently.-Therewouldbeagreaterfocusondevelopingorallanguage,aswellasreadingandwriting.-Theremightbesomenativelanguageused.</p><p>-Myclassroomwouldnotlookverydifferent.-ThecontentwouldlookverydifferentbecauseESLinstructionisveryseparatefromwhatotherclassroomteachersteach.</p></li><li><p>3.WhathasbeenyourgreatsuccessinworkingwithELLs?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-Makingdifficultcontentaccessiblethroughscaffoldinganddifferentiation-Buildingrelationshipswithstudentsandfamilies-HelpingstudentsreachthelearninggoalsI/theschoolsetandthattheysetforthemselves-Creatingaculturallyresponsivelearningenvironment</p><p>-HavingstudentsmoveuplevelsontheNYSESLAT</p><p>4.WhatwouldyoudoifacolleaguesaidtheydidnotwantyoutopickuptheirstudentforESLinstruction?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-Iwouldscheduleatimetohaveaconversationwiththemaboutit.-IwouldfigureoutwhytheydidntwanttheESLservicesfortheirstudentandthenoffersomesolutions(moredatasharing,differentscheduling,etc.).</p><p>-Iwoulddefertotheclassroomteacher.-Iwouldimmediatelycontactasupervisor.-Iwouldimmediatelycontacttheparent.</p><p>5.AcolleaguecomestoyouandsaysthattheybelieveanELLstudentneedsareferral.Howdoyourespond?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-Iwouldexaminetheclassroomsupportsinplace.-Iwouldlookatthestudentspastschoolingexperiences.-Iwouldexaminethetier1,2,and3supports.-Iwouldlookattheculturallyresponsivepracticesinplace.-Iwouldtrytodeterminethestudentsperformanceintheirnativelanguage.</p><p>-Itsaverynuancedissueandwoulddependonthestudent.</p></li><li><p>6.WhatisyourpreferredESLdeliverymodelandwhy?*PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>*Note:Thisquestionisnotsomuchaboutwhichmodeltheychoosebutthereasonswhytheylikeit.Ilike______________because-itsupportsstudentachievement.-itallowsformorecollaboration.-itsupportssocialemotionallearning.</p><p>-Unabletoexpressapreference-Unabletoprovidereasons</p><p>7.WhatsupportsneedtobeinplaceforyoutobeasuccessfulESLteacher?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-Co-planningtime-Beingpartofgradeplanning/departmentmeetings-Adedicatedworkspacewithwallsforvisualaids,anchorchartsandstudentwork(ifdoingpulloutgroups)-Coaching-Communicationinplacewithotherteams(teachersandoperations)</p><p>-Nothing-Textbooksandworkbooks</p><p>8.HowdoestheNYSESLATinfluenceyourinstruction?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-IembedsomeNYSESLATspecificskills(becauseitlookssodifferentfromotherexams)ineverydayinstruction-IfamiliarizemyselfwiththedatafromtheNYSESLATreportasawaytodeterminetrendsandproficiencylevelswithinandacrossstudents(RLATinATS)-IfamiliarizemyselfwiththeNYSESLATandoccasionallyconductactivitiesthatlooksimilartoexposestudents.</p><p>-ImatcheverythingIdototheNYSESLAT.-IdontpayanyattentionatalltotheNYSESLAT.</p></li><li><p>9.What do you thinkwill be the biggest challenge as an ESL teacher here andwhatcouldyoudotoaddressthatchallenge?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-Schedulingwillbechallenging,butIcanlookatthemasterschedule/groupstudentsbyproficiencyinsteadofgrade/groupstudentsbyskillinsteadofgrade,etc.-Makingsurestudentshavesupportsthroughouttheentireday,evenwhenImnotphysicallyintheroom,willbechallenging,butIcanhelpembedstrategiesthroughoutunits/meetwithclassroomteachers/sharebestESLpractices/conductsPD,etc.</p><p>-Workingwithotherteachers-Anychallengelistedwithpracticallynosolutiongiven</p><p>10.WhydidyouwanttobecomeanESLteacher?PotentialElementsofModelResponses PotentialRedFlags</p><p>-Personalconnection-Passionforlanguage-Passionfordifferentcultures-Passionforbeinganadvocate-Tohelpthegapwithinthegap</p><p>-Bydefault-Notsure</p></li></ul>