English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Training Workshops

Since 2004, The Latin American Association (LAA) has offered Teacher Training Workshops with the emphasis of developing competent teachers for other organizations and to promote the best practices in ESL teaching.

Our ESL teaching curriculum is designed to demonstrate the best methods through 10 subject-focused training sessions, which are held one Saturday of every month from January to October. The ESL Teacher Workshops have proven to be a successful precursor into the profession of English teaching for those who lack formal training but demonstrate expertise in the English language. The teacher training workshops are for volunteer ESL teachers, new ESL teachers, as well as experienced ESL teachers looking for increased training to improve their skills. Over the years, the participants in this teacher training initiatives have represented various institutions and organizations across Georgia, such as: Asian-American Resource Center, Emory University, Fulton Public Library, International Rescue Committee, Kennesaw State University, Refugee Family Services, and World Relief.

The LAA’s teacher workshops are taught by qualified ESL teachers, teacher educators, and visiting instructors from colleges and universities. These qualified ESL educators maintain high proficiency in the English language, aptitude as a teacher and are knowledgeable of trends and research in similar fields, such as applied linguistics and cross-culture communication, and the impact these have on instructional execution and performance in an academic environment.


The Latin American Association is located at 3750 Buford Highway, between North Druid Hills Road and Lenox Road. Their website is www.thelaa.org.

2017 Schedule

Classes take place on the following Saturdays between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

October 28: Integrating culture and language in Adult ESL classrooms

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, we will explore practical, research-based teaching techniques for integrating language and culture in adult ESOL classrooms. We will focus on current frameworks of intercultural training such as the 3 P’s (ACTFL 2004) and the D.I.V.E. model. Participants will leave with strategies to apply immediately in their classrooms – and new ways to think about the role of culture in ESOL instruction in general. Come ready to practice and play!

Class Location:

Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Contact our Adult Education Staff:

Lana Gavrilov
Adult Education Manager