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English As A Second Language

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...
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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...

Teaching Culture in Adult ESL: Pedagogical and Ethical Considerations

2005

This short article reports the findings and implications from an ethnographic study on the appropriateness and use of teaching culture to English as a second language (ESL) students. The study was...

Same Activity, Different Focus

2005

This resource reports on the outcomes of a qualitative research study investigating how beginning language learners negotiate meaning during pair activities. Researchers found that paired...

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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Teachers

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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Local Program Administrators
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