ERIC Number: ED458837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Beginning To Work with Adult English Language Learners: Some Considerations. ERIC Q & A.
Florez, MaryAnn Cunningham; Burt, Miriam
This paper discusses what teachers who are beginning to work with adult English language learners need to know. Recommendations in four areas are discussed: applications of adult learning in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) contexts; second language acquisition; culture and working with multicultural groups; and instructional approaches that support language development in adults. It is not intended to be comprehensive. Rather, it provides a summary for teachers and is an overview of important points. The paper suggests basic strategies to use, and provides resources to consult for further information. (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.