ERIC Number: ED425665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
ESL Fact Sheet.
This fact sheet on English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction provides brief explanations of the following: the meaning of the terms ESL and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages); student motivation for taking ESL classes; how long it takes to learn English; ESL adult enrollment rates; ESL program design options; general methods and approach used for ESL instruction; the teacher's language competency needs; some current salient issues in ESL instruction; and how to obtain more information about the field. (MSE) (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Teacher Qualifications, Time Factors (Learning)
Spring Institute for International Studies, 1610 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218; Web site: http://www.springinstitute.com
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Spring Inst. for International Studies, Denver, CO.