ERIC Number: ED469798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Preparing for Success: A Guide for Teaching Adult English Language Learners.
This book describes the policy initiatives and economic realities that influence the design of programs for adult English language learners, demonstrating how the agendas of each stakeholder can be reconciled in a way that renders them mutually supportive. It focuses on the commonalities among stakeholder goals. It equips instructors to provide quality learner-centered instruction while responding to the full range of current programmatic demands. Section 1 describes the forces shaping program design and administration. Section 2 provides practical suggestions on how to assess the needs of various stakeholders. Section three gives strategies for reconciling the agendas of the stakeholders. Section 4 presents ways to convey workplace and civics competencies through the instructional process. Section 5 discusses how to convey behavioral expectations through classroom management techniques. Section 6 offers suggestions for helping learners develop lifelong learning skills. Worksheets are included. (Contains 31 references.) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20016-1859 ($16.95). Tel: 202-362-0700; Fax: 202-362-3740; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cal.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delta Systems Inc., McHenry, IL.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.