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Adult Learners

Solve a Teaching Problem

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2015
This interactive tool helps instructors diagnose classroom problems, think about possible causes, and explore solutions.
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers
New Teachers

Toward a New Pluralism in ABE/ESOL Programs: Teaching to Multiple "Cultures of Mind"

2002

This brief describes the results from a one-year study examining the learning and changes that took place in 41 adult ABE/ESOL learners enrolled in "long term" programs. Researchers were...

Applying Research Findings to Instruction for Adult English Language Students

2005

In this short article the authors combine a comprehensive overview of:

  • why practitioners need to understand and use research,
  • how researchers and teachers can pair up to conduct...

Workplace Instruction and Workforce Preparation for Adult Immigrants

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2007

This resource describes and discusses three different workforce preparation venues (workplace classes, vocational classes, Adult ESL classes) for English language learners. The authors address the...

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Researchers
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Working with Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy: Research, Practice, and Professional Development

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2008

This brief addresses how teachers can help facilitate English language learners (ELL) acquire formal literacy skills and then addresses models for and the benefits of professional development. The...

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Issues in Teaching Speaking Skills to Adult ESOL Learners

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2006
This resource offers an excellent review of the primary issues involved in assessing and furthering adult ESOL learners’ oral skills. 
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

An Introduction to ESL in the Workplace: A Professional Development Packet

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2002

This step by step training resource for developing ESL work-based programs includes agendas, content, participant activities, handouts, transparencies and trainer resources. The workshop series is...

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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Facilitating Adult Learner Interactions to Build Listening and Speaking Skills

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2008

This practical resource stresses the importance of building oral (speaking and listening) communicative skills necessary for the workplace and community. It provides a review of the research that...

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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers
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Education for Adult English Language Learners in the United States: Trends, Research, and Promising Practices

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2008
This resource reviews research that identifies best practices and trends pertaining to teaching adult English language learners (some research is not based in ESL studies).
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers

Adult Numeracy Demand and Provision in Adult Numeracy: A Reader

2011
This report provides an overview of issues related to the provision of numeracy instruction to adult learners in the United States and offers suggestions on how to improve that instruction.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers
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