Now how did I get into this? hmy: I'm a first year teacher and certified in Special Education. My sons school (small private, faith based school) called me in for an interview last week and pretty much hired me on the spot. I got a VERY good feeling from the people interviewing me and the last 4 days that we have been going for training/classroom preperation, I am enjoying being part of the close knit community and the support from the very proactive administration. Sounds great huh? It pretty much is EXCEPT that I got hired as an ESL teacher. YIKES!! I will be doing some remedial work, which I'm excited about but 75% of my work will be ESL from KG - 12. I know nothing about ESL. Please help me, I really want to do a good job. Will I be teaching my ESL children the exact same syllabus their peers in class are studying? Will it be a modified syllabus of the same? Or does ESL usually have its own syllabus guidelines? Can you tell how cluessless I am? I'm going to give this my best shot and aim to also get certified in ESL ASAP but on my way there, I'm going to need serious help. Please tell me what you can about the above questions. Thank you in advance!