Professional organizations of instructors in languages and communication offer online English to Speakers of Other Languages courses. They include Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and ProLiteracy Education Network. Learning institutions such as the Tomlinson Adult Learning Center also offers ESOL online courses.
TESOL offers courses that build management skills, boost proficiency in English and provide information about the language’s developments. Students learn in a classroom setting that allows peer interactions and feedback from instructors. Courses covered include teaching vocabulary and grammar and foundations of online teaching, which focuses on course management systems. TESOL also offers virtual seminars that address issues concerning English as a second language.
ProLiteracy Education Network provides instructors and program managers with free self-paced courses that help them learn new teaching methods for skills development. They learn about the principles of adult learning to understand the challenges faced by adult learners and ESOL students and find solutions that work. The Network also offers other resources such as a video library and interactive activities for practicing vocabulary and viewing successful learning techniques.
The Tomlinson Adult Learning Center offers online classes that incorporate courses in speaking, reading and writing. These courses that range from beginners to advanced levels include Basic English, intermediate grammar and integrated language skills. The center also offers citizenship and computer skills courses that help students adapt to American culture.