ERIC Number: ED505536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 58
Adult English Language Instruction in the 21st Century
National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE)
This report provides an overview of the field of adult English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) instruction in the United States today. First, it places adult ESOL in the broader context of the U.S. education system, and then it describes trends and issues in the areas of program design and instructional practice, assessment, teacher training and professional development, integration of research and practice, and technology. The paper's intent is to give educators and education policymakers a clear view of where the field of teaching adult English language learners is today, so they can continue to build a more effective delivery system on the foundation of promising practices.
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Program Design, Teaching Methods, Educational Trends, Teacher Education, Educational Assessment, Professional Development, Educational Technology, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy, Adult Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Available from: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition. 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016. Tel: 202-355-1500; Fax: 202-363-7204; Web site: http://www.cal.org/caela
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED); Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.