About the Author
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein is an ESL teacher-trainer, consultant, and author living in Northridge, California. After starting to work with adult ESL, ESP, and VESL students in the 1980s, Jayme went on to teach the adult ESL methodology courses at UCLA Education Extension for many years.
She is currently specializing in professional development for the adult division of Los Angeles Unified School District and is helping to develop mentor programs for CAL PRO (the adult education professional development program funded by the California Department of Education). As an ESL consultant, Jayme conducts teacher-training workshops on topics such as vocabulary development, focused listening, co-operative learning, and multi-level instruction across the US and Canada.
The late Norma Shapiro was involved with second language teaching since 1982. She conducted many workshops on vocabulary development, communicative activities, and using visuals in the classroom.
She instructed teachers on how to draw language concepts for the ESL classroom. As a training facilitator for the ESL Teacher Institute in California, and a language trainer of teachers for the Peace Corps and Chalk Talk Workshops, she travelled to many regions outside of the United States.