References & Resources

Teaching ESL

Bouchard, M. (2001). Esl Smart!: Ready-To-Use Life Skills & Academic Activities for Grades K-8

Breen M.P., & Littlejohn, A.P. (2000). Classroom Decision-Making.Cambridge University Press.

Claire, E., & Clavarella, E. G. (1998). ESL Teachers Activities Kit

Dalle, T. S., & Young, L. J. (2003). Pace Yourself: A Handbook for ESL Tutors. Alexandria, VA: TESOL, Inc.

Hurley, S.R., & Tinajero, J. V. (2001). Literacy Assessement of Second Language Learners. Allyn & Bacon

Koralek, D., & Collins, R. (1997). On the Road to Reading: A Guide for Community Partners. A Joint Project of the Corporation for National Service , the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Law, B., & Eckes, M. (2000). The More Than Just Surviving Handbook: ESL for Every Classroom Teacher. Winnipeg, Canada: Portage & Main Press.

Peregory, S. F., & Boyle, O. F. Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for K-12 Teachers (3rd Edition). Pearson Education.

Swan, M., & Smith, B. (2001). Learner English: A Teacher’s Guide to Interference and Other Problems

Walter, T. (1996). Amazing English How-To-Handbook: Strategies for the Classroom Teacher


America Reads

Children’s Lit Web Guide

Dave’s ESL Cafe

English Language Teaching


Boutte, G. S. (2002). Resounding Voices: School Experiences of People from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Delgado-Gaitan, C., & Trueba, H. (1991). Crossing Cultural Borders: Education for Immigrant Families in America. New York, NY: The Falmer Press.

Faltis, C. J. (2000). Joinfostering: Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (3rd edition). Merril Prentice Hall.

Lynch, E. W., & Hanson, M. J. (1998). Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families, Second Edition. Paul Brooks Publishing Co.

Hildebrand, V., Phenice, L., Gray, M., & Hines, R. (1999). Knowing and Serving Diverse Families (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall.

O’Malley, J. M., & O’Malley, M. J. (1996). Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners. Pearson Higher Education.

Perez, B., & T. L. McCarty. (1997). Sociocultural Contexts of Language and Literacy.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Sue, D. W., & Sue, D. (1999). Counseling the Culturally Different: Theory & Practice. (3rd edition). John Wiley & Sons.

ESL, Bilingual, and Multicultural Publishers

Allyn & Bacon/Longman Publishers

ALTA ESL Book Center Publishers

Cambridge University Press

Corwin Press

Dominie Press


Heinle and Heinle

John Wiley & Sons

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

New Readers Press

Oxford University Press

Pearson Education ESL

Routledge: A member of the Taylor & Francis Group

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Web Links

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs:
This site offers resources for ESL/bilingual educators, links to lesson plans, information about No Child Left Behind (NCLB), stratgies for teaching English language learners, and demographic information.

The Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA):
OELA’s mission is to identify major issues affecting the education of English language learners, and to assist and support State and local systemic reform efforts that emphasize high academic standards, school accountability, professional training and parent involvement.

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE):
CABE’s mission is to promote equity and student achievement for students with diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds.

The University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute (UC LMRI):
“This website provides information to researchers, students, practitioners, and policymakers interested in issues of language, education, and public policy, especially as they relate to linguistic minorities.”

The Educator’s Reference Desk. (ERIC database):
This site offers a wide range of language learning resources, The ordering for materials can be done on-line.

Ask Asia:
This webpage, a resource of the Asia Society, provides support for teachers, students, and school leaders with a database of information on Asian and Asian American resources for grades K-12. It has three programmatic areas: Education Programs’ Arts, Cultural Programs, and Policy and Business Programs.

South East Asia Community Resource Center
The SEACRC was initiated to provide a resource center for South East Asian bi-lingual teachers and students. Includes online handbooks, demographic information, and a newsletter.

Southeast Asia Web: Southeast Asian Studies:
“The purpose of the site has been to point to resources of interest to the Southeast Asianist scholarly community.” Those cultures featured include the Philippines, Laos, and Vietnam, among others.

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center:
“Our principal mission is to advance the interests of Southeast Asian Americans. We promote community empowerment and leadership development. We are an advocate and key representative for the diverse Southeast Asian American community.” The website contains articles and statistics about Southeast Asian refugees including the work, A Dream Denied: Educational Experiences of Southeast Asian American Youth, Issues and Recommendations, which explains barriers to educational achievement and recommendations for working with Southeast Asian families.

Southeast Asian Archive at the library of UC Irvine:
Includes the virtual exhibit Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience as well as links to relevant web pages for Southeast Asian cultures.

Asian Educational Media Service:
This site offers a database of audio/visual resources on China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC):
Provides support for Asian communities in San Diego. A good resource to talk to about cultivating family and community support at your school.
“Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive online resource on the Arab world, primarily dealing with countries in the Middle East and North Africa.”

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence:
CREDE is a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty.

Multicultural Literature for the classroom
This site offers a list of multicultural books, excerpts included, ranging from Southeast Asian, African American, Chinese, Latin American/Hispanic, Native American, and more.

American Forum for Global Education:
“Promoting the education of our nation’s youth for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. . . We offer you the opportunity to browse and download our lesson plans, teaching units, primary documents and book reviews.”


Asian-American Education (Prospects and Challenges)
Clara C. Park and Marilyn Mei-Ying Chi
Publishers – Bergin & Garvey

The Other Side of the Asian American Success Story
Wendy Walker-Moffat
Jossey-Bass Publishers

WCER Highlights (pamphlet) – Hmong

Sociocultural Contexts of Language and Literacy
Bertha Perez (and many others)
Publishers – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Handbook for Teaching Korean-American Student
Author – California State
Publisher – Department of Education

A Handbook for Teaching Korean-Speaking Students
CA State Dept of Education / Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education
Published – Evaluation, Dissemination & Assessment Center CA State Univ, LA

Handbook for Teaching Philipino-Speaking Students
CA State Dept of Education

Introduction to Cambodian Culture / Laos Culturally Speaking / Introduction to Vietnamese Culture
Sum-Him Chhim / Khamchong Luangpraseut / Huynh Dinh Te
Multifunctional Resource Center SDSU

National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese Americans (Volume 9)
Number 3-4 Summer-Fall 1989 (pamphlet)

The Indochinese and Their Cultures
Huynh Dinh Te
Multifunctional Resource Center Policy Studies Department
College of Education SDSU

How to Unlock Some of the Reading Troubles in Shuck Loves CHirley
Leonard Olguin
The Original American Press

Institute for Cultural Pluralism (Counseling and Cultural)
Juan Hurtado
National Origin Desegregation LAU Center
School of Education SDSU

Sudanese English Project
Kathleen Brewster, M.A.

Binder – Sudanese English School
CSL Final Presentation
Jennifer Huerta EDCU 245