Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Recent TESOL Grants

Project Estrellas

Project Estrealls was a federal National Professional Development grant, brought to teachers through the US Department of Education and Emporia State University. It successfully completed its five-year duration and met and exceeded all program goals and objectives as of May 30, 2013.

The grant aimed at helping teachers with strategies, tools, and resources to enhance English Language Learning.

Project Estrellas served the following Kansas school districts:

  • USD 202 Turner
  • USD 206 Remington-Whitewater
  • USD 232 DeSoto
  • USD 259 Wichita
  • USD 260 Derby
  • USD 385 Andover
  • USD 465 Winfield
  • USD 470 Arkansas City
  • USD 490 El Dorado


Project Estrellas participants:

  • received 15 credits hours of classes from Emporia State resulting in ESL Certification from the State of Kansas upon successful completion of courses and passing the State Exam
  • obtained a stipend of $500 upon completion of the courses, PRAXIS II, and state ESL endorsement
  • gained assistance from a Project Resource Specialist for addressing individual student learning needs
  • had access to new resources and materials
  • developed new competencies to improve English Language Learners' proficiencies
  • networked with other teachers of students with English Language Learners
  • enhanced cross-cultural communication skills leading to parental involvement focused on increased student learning
  • improved technology use for the teaching-learning process


Project Estrellas Project Directors

Dr. Abdelilah Salim Sehlaoui

Dr. Nancy Albrecht