Apply now!


ESL Standards Proficient Instructor Training

ESL Standards Proficient Instructor Training is strongly recommended by ICCB for all ESL instructors. It has three components:

  • Introduction to ESL Standards online course through iLEARN (5 hours)
  • Two webinars (3 hours each)
  • Final assignment (3 hours)


Participation is open to ESL instructors employed by ICCB-funded adult education programs only. There is no cost to attend.


Step 1: Meet the Eligibility Requirements

Instructors must be “ESL Preferred Instructors” as outlined on the ICCB ESL Instructional Staff Professional Pathway by meeting 5 criteria:


  1. Proficiency in English
  2. Technology/Digital Literacy proficiency
  3. Completion of professional development relevant to ESL
  4. Experience with English language learners
  5. Training or coursework in ESL teaching methodology, to be met in one of these ways:
  • MA-TESOL degree 
  • ESL Endorsement on a state K-12 teaching license 
  • ESL certificate from a recognized institution of higher education 
  • Certificate from the iLEARN course ESL Methods (7 hrs) 


Step 2: Apply to Participate in Training

Eligible instructors must apply (link below) to participate in training.


Step 3: Register for a Training Cohort

Links to register for a cohort of your choice will be sent when your application is approved.


Three virtual cohorts of ESL Standards Proficient Instructor Training will be held in FY23.

Cohort 1: APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 16

Fridays, October 7 and 14, 2022

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Cohort 2: APPLICATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 20

Saturdays, January 21 and 28, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Cohort 3: APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 17

Fridays, April 14 and 21, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Step 4: Do the Introduction to ESL Standards online course

The first part of ESPI training is an online course in iLEARN: Introduction to ESL Standards. See your registration confirmation message for instructions on how to access the course.

APPLY HERE
Subscribe to the PDN Listserv to receive weekly PDN Pulse email announcements of upcoming PD.
Questions? Contact Laurie Martin, lmartin@cntrmail.org