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Imel, Susan – 2002
In adult education, the term "accelerated learning" (AL) is usually associated with programs designed to meet the needs of adult learners whose many commitments prevent them from participating in traditional programs. Within the field of training and development, however, AL identifies an approach to learning that is multidimensional in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Acceleration (Education), Adoption (Ideas)
Joiner, Elizabeth G. – 1981
The adult students who are the subject of this report bring a different orientation with them to the study of language than does the typical adult immigrant or foreign student of English. This former group may be engaged in foreign language study in order to satisfy a college level language requirement or as part of a continuing education or…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Affective Behavior, Age, Aptitude
Parry, Thomas S., Ed.; Stansfield, Charles W., Ed. – 1990
Six of 11 papers presented at a symposium on language aptitude testing are included in this document. "Cognitive Abilities in Foreign Language Aptitude: Then and Now" (John B. Carroll) reconsiders language aptitude testing 30 years after publication of the Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT). "Preliminary Investigation of the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Aptitude Tests, Case Studies, Cognitive Ability
McKeon, Denise – 1987
The organization of English as a second language (ESL) programs varies greatly, according to the student population, individual student characteristics, and district resources. They can be broadly categorized as either stand-alone ESL or ESL-plus. In general, stand-alone programs group limited-English-proficient (LEP) students together and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)