ERIC Number: ED445562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
The Importance of Helping Adult ESL Students Set Goals.
This paper asserts that helping students to clarify and commit to realizable learning goals increases learner motivation and retention. It is recommended that any adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher should do some sort of "goals work" with their students and that program-wide strategies to address learner motivation and retention be devised. Goals work conducted by one teacher showed markedly increased retention and completion rate of his students. Two attachments are included: a "Goals For Life And For This Class" questionnaire for students and a worksheet that helps students identify what inhibits and motivates their learning of English. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse For ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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