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ERIC Number: EJ836277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Who Are Our Students? Measuring Learner Characteristics in Adult Immigrants Studying English
Lambert, Olga D.
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v2 n3 p162-173 Fall 2008
The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot a questionnaire that would (a) provide teachers and administrators of adult ESL programs with important information about their students and (b) enable large-scale data collection among these students for program-planning and research purposes. The questionnaire focuses on these students' goals, beliefs, and definitions of success related to learning English, as well as their patterns of actual English use. The instrument was developed based on interviews with 14 adult ESL students from diverse backgrounds enrolled in community and workplace ESL programs. It was then piloted with 37 learners. (Contains 9 tables and 2 figures.)
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A