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English As A Second Language

Real World Research: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research for Adult ESL

2004

This paper discusses the importance of qualitative and quantitative research and how they can inform the adult ESL field; the authors contextualize this discussion by using the real-life example...

Podcasting: An Effective Tool for Honing Language Students' Pronunciation?

2009

This resource addresses the effect of podcasting as a tool for improving intermediate language learners’ pronunciation skills. The researchers posed four research questions; three questions...

Findings in ESL: A Quick Reference to Findings of CAAL Research on ESL Programs at Community Colleges

2008

This 22-page document concisely summarizes the findings from a study examining the nature and effectiveness of adult education English as a second language (ESL) programs offered at community...

Queens Library Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL Learners

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2010

Written for a library-based class to improve English language skills in the context of learning about health, this can be used in ESOL classes as well. There are beginning and intermediate...

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Project SHINE ESL Health Units

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2008
This is a series of health literacy units for ESL students. Please see abstract for links to all five units. 
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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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Workplace Health and Safety ESOL Curriculum

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2005
This curriculum offers lesson plans, complete with variation and extension activities, teacher notes, additional resources, and handouts, that focus on safety and health issues that may arise in the...
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Expecting the Best

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2009
This resource is a wellness curriculum for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
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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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Using the ESL Program Standards to Evaluate and Improve ESL Programs

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2005
This resource defines, reviews the history of, and gives the rationale for utilizing program standards (both adult education and ESL).
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