ERIC Number: ED474937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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A History of ESL Instruction in Madison, Wisconsin.
Kuntz, Patricia S.
This paper investigates the emergence of English-as-a- Second-Language (ESL) instruction in Madison, Wisconsin. Like other medium-sized, upper-midwest communities, the demand for ESL instruction has exploded. Despite some visa limitations placed on international students who wish to study English in the United States since September 2001, ESL programs continue to expand. Most Madison programs cater to Hmong refugees and Hispanic immigrants, particularly those from Mexico. This paper compares the strength of different programs in Madison. First, it describes the initial language programs. Then, it outlines three teacher training opportunities available at the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin English Second Language Institute. Finally, it describes the different clientele and services provided by various public and private organizations. Five appendixes include the following: directory of Dane County/Madison ESL providers, ESL adult programs, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) teacher distribution, MMSD attendance areas, and limited English proficiency statistics in the MMSD. (Contains 32 bibliographic references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Madison)