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English As A Second Language

Observing and Providing Feedback to Teachers of Adults Learning English

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2009
This brief highlights the rationale for and importance of teacher observations and giving feedback in order to improve both programmatic and teaching aspects of an adult ESL classroom. 
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Local Program Administrators

Managing Programs for Adults Learning English

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2009
This resource outlines responsibilities and considerations for administrators of Adult ESL programs.
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Local Program Administrators

Academic Writing and Generation1.5: Pedagogical Goals and Instructional Issues in the College Composition Classroom

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2004

The adult education field is beginning to look more closely at assisting students in transitioning to secondary schooling opportunities, meaning, programs need to focus on developing academic...

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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

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

Framework for Quality Professional Development for Practitioners Working with Adult English Language Learners

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2008

This guide provides a framework, based in research conducted by the American Research Institute, to build quality professional development opportunities for those working with English language...

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Local Program Administrators
Teachers
Professional Developers
Teacher Trainers

Integrating Civic Participation and Adult ESOL

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2005
This brief promotes developing active citizenship through English Language (EL)/Civics classes.
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Evidence-based, Student-centered Instructional Practices

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2010
 This Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) Network Brief addresses the importance of and the research supporting the use of student-centered instructional practices in the adult...
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

English Literacy and Civics Education

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2006

This CAELA resource defines civics, per the U.S. Department of Education, and offers suggestions for teaching civics at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The authors describe the...

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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Adolescent Learners in Adult ESL Classes

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2005
This resource addresses and describes the growing trend of adolescents (16-18 year olds) enrolling in adult education programs, including ESL classes.
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

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