NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED527985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 124
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-9407-1
Factors of Significant Impact on Proficiency Levels of Adult ESL Learners within Post-Secondary Education in Puerto Rico
Perez, Ramon
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This qualitative case study seeks to identify factors that have a significant impact on the second language proficiency levels of adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners at a four-year university in Puerto Rico. Current data indicate that a significant percentage of adult ESL learners encounter major difficulties within the process of second language learning. Data also indicate that low levels of second language proficiency seriously hinder the overall academic achievement of ESL learners. Given the accelerated increase of adult ESL learner populations it is imperative to gain a better understanding of the process of second language learning. The identification of factors that influence the development of second language proficiency can have major implications on adult ESL programs in the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico