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ERIC Number: EJ923449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
An Approach to Teaching Organizational Skills to Adults
Issa, Sandra Tompson
English Teaching Forum, v47 n2 p8-17 2009
In English language teaching, it is not unusual to come across a student who seems to lack certain basic organizational skills. However, many of the language teaching techniques and materials require students to rely heavily on these skills. The use of textbooks and handouts, the assigning of tasks and homework, and the planning of a syllabus or curriculum all presuppose competent organizational skills in students. This article presents a rationale and approach for incorporating organizational skills development into the mainstream curriculum to help all students and especially to help those students with weak organizational skills, without setting them apart from the rest of the class. While students need much more than organizational skills to learn a language, mastery of this set of skills can foster student success in the language learning classroom. (Contains 1 figure.)
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A