ERIC Number: ED382058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Arlington Adult Learning System (AALS) Curriculum: A Transitional ESL Curriculum for Adults.
Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.
The English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) curriculum of the Arlington (Virginia) Adult Learning System (AALS) is presented. AALS is a consortium in which an adult education provider (the public school system) coordinates efforts of its own organization with a community-based organization, a vocational institute, and a university to transition limited-English-proficient (LEP) adults into college and vocational training. The report begins with an overview of AALS and its participating agencies and descriptions of the scope, assessment system, and criteria for determining skill level assessment in the four participating agencies, including details on both of the four participating agencies, including details on both placement and exit criteria in different language skill areas. Subsequent sections detail the curricula of the four participating agencies. The first is a life skills curriculum offered by Hogar Hispano, a community organization serving low-income immigrant families. The second is a learner-centered ESL curriculum for adults offered by the Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP), an Arlington Public Schools project serving LEP immigrants and refugees. The third is a pre-vocational transition ESL course for adults presented by a school-district-based vocational education and job placement program, and the fourth is a pre-academic ESL transitional course for adults at Marymount University (Virginia), a private liberal arts institution. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.