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English As A Second Language

Adult ESL Teacher Credentialing and Certification

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2008
This resource describes past and current efforts to professionalize the English as a second language (ESL) field.
For: 
Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Policymakers

Survival Literacy Training for Non-Native-English-Speaking Workers

2010

This resource provides an overview of levels of literacy and language proficiency of non-native speakers of English and the challenges they might encounter in the labor market. In particular, the...

Improving Workplace Opportunities for Limited English-Speaking Workers: An Overview of Practice in the Manufacturing Sector

2006
This resource reports on the second phase of findings of a multi-phase project undertaken by The Manufacturing Institute of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Jobs for the Future (...

Professional Development for Experienced Teachers Working with Adult English Language Learners

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2010
This brief addressed topic of professional development for experienced teachers working in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom. 
For: 
Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers
ESL Instructors

Reflective Practice in the Professional Development of Teachers of Adult English Language Learners

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2008
This resource offers a brief introduction as to why practitioners engage in professional development and then goes on to describe how a teacher’s reflective practice provides data and understanding...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Instructors
Curriculum Developers

Project Hotel T.E.A.C.H. Curriculum

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2007

Hotel TEACH targets developing English language skills, soft skills and technology skills with the goal of helping learners acquire jobs in the hotel industry. It is based in industry standards,...

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Learners

Health Care Career Pathways and Adult English Language Learners

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2011
This report discusses health care workforce needs in entry-level, midlevel and professional positions, a profile of the changing American workforce, with a focus on adult immigrants and English...
For: 
Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff

Connecting Literacy, Learning & Work

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2008
This book is an accessible and comprehensive resource that offers theoretical background, rationale, insight into, and considerations for developing an educational program that links literacy and...
For: 
Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Turn-Taking and Opening Interactions

2005

This short article is based on a comparative qualitative study examining opening turn-taking practices during peer-to-peer interactions. Drawing on his findings the author provides the rationale...

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...

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