ERIC Number: ED427556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Project-Based Learning for Adult English Language Learners. ERIC Digest.
Moss, Donna; Van Duzer, Carol
Project-based learning is an instructional approach that contextualizes learning by presenting learners with problems to solve or products to develop. For example, learners may research adult education resources in their community and create a handbook to share with other language learners in their program, or they might interview local employers and then create a bar graph mapping the employers responses to questions about qualities they look for in employees. This digest provides a rationale for using project-based learning with adult English language learners, describes the process, and gives examples of how the staff of an adult English-as-a-Second-Language program have used project-based learning with adult learners at varying levels of English proficiency. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.