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English Language Learners

Improving Adult Literacy: Developing Reading and Writing

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2012

More than an estimated 90 million adults in the United States lack the literacy skills needed for fully productive and secure lives. The effects of this shortfall are many: Adults with low...

A Cross Case Analysis of Career Pathway Programs that Link Low-Skilled Adults to Family Sustaining Wage Careers

2007
This descriptive study extends what is known about career pathway programs’ curricula, instruction, supportive components and policy. 

How should adult ESL reading instruction differ from ABE reading instruction?

2005
This article provides a research based rationale to identify which general teaching reading strategies work for all learners and which of those strategies do not work for English Language Learners.

Teaching Grammar to Adult English Language Learners: Focus on Form

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2009

This brief provides a research-based rational as to why there is a need to teach grammar within a meaningful context. Of particular interest to the author is the focus on form technique....

For: 
Local Program Administrators
Teachers

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).
For: 
Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers

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