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Rets, Irina; Rogaten, Jekaterina – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2021
Open Educational Resources (OER) aim to provide equal access to education. Yet, as the language level used in OER presents a barrier to many learners, there is a need to make these resources more comprehensible. This study combined eye-tracking methodology and comprehension assessment to explore the effect of text simplification on English second…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Housel, David A.; Oranjian, Nevair – Adult Learning, 2021
Adult literacy and English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs are often challenged to find suitable and authentic reading texts and instructional materials for their students. Newsela PRO, an entirely online resource, provides high-interest fiction, timely news articles, and other nonfiction texts in both English and Spanish that focus on…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Reading Materials, Instructional Materials, Usability
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Waterhouse, Monica – Language and Education, 2021
This article describes research exploring the potential of arts-based, affective pedagogy to enact the dual mandate of second language programs for adult newcomers to Canada: facilitating official language learning and social integration. Deleuze-Guattarian affect theory informs the study framing both research and pedagogical practices as effects…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Gnanadass, Edith; Merriweather, Lisa R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In this article, the authors challenge the ongoing dehumanization of people of color by arguing for the use of Black texts as core readings in courses on adult learning rather than as add-ons or "special topics."
Descriptors: Humanization, Racial Bias, African American Literature, Inclusion
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Ismaila, Suleiman – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2020
The study investigated the availability of reformation programmes for prisoners in North-West Nigeria. Descriptive survey was adopted as the design for the study. The population comprised the entire prison inmates, prison officials, lawyers and human rights activists (stakeholders) in the North West Nigeria (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Rehabilitation, Stakeholders
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Kuehnel, Adam – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
Finding materials that engage adult learners in meaningful ways is an irksome task, especially when the academic needs of a beginning literacy classroom are incredibly diverse. Off-the-shelf curriculum often fails to meet instructional needs as the materials are either too simple or too disconnected from targeted learning goals. As a result,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Literacy, Reading Materials, Literacy Education
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Mulling, Alessandra Belletti Figueira – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This study highlights learners' perceptions about their experience with self-access materials with a qualitative orientation as the best way to understand nuances of how students learn and what they need from learning materials. This paper presents English as a foreign language learners' attitudes when interacting with the computer-reading section…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Reading Materials, English (Second Language)
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Martinez, Liza E. – CATESOL Journal, 2017
This study examined the extent to which graded readers vis-à-vis scaffolded silent reading (ScSR) resulted in increased vocabulary, reading comprehension, and a positive attitude toward reading. A mixed-methods study was administered to two upper-intermediate adult ESL classes at a community college in southwestern Arizona. Both groups took The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mixed Methods Research
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Burn, J. A.; Crezee, I.; Hastwell, K.; Brugh, E.; Harison, R. – Intercultural Education, 2014
This article will examine first-language (L1) maintenance among adult learners attending English classes at a tertiary institution in New Zealand. The sample consisted of refugee background students enrolled in a Training Opportunities Program aimed at developing literacy and numeracy skills as well as preparation for civic involvement. The data…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Maintenance, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Barber, Karen Slikas – TESOL in Context, 2014
Much has been written about the importance of extensive reading for the development of language fluency, yet it is not often an activity of choice by students as a means of improving language learning. Many of my multi-level (elementary-intermediate) Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Recreational Reading, Migrants
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Brannon, Diana; Dauksas, Linda – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2014
The effectiveness of dialogic reading in increasing the literacy interactions between English language learning parents (ELL) and their preschool aged children and children's expressive language development were studied. Twenty-one ELL parents of preschool aged children received dialogic reading training every other week for a ten-week period.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
Martinez, Liza E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adult Hispanic ESL students in rural San Luis, Arizona, face a challenging situation. Since San Luis lies on the southwestern tip of Arizona and borders with Mexico, Spanish is the predominant language. English, on the other hand, is mostly heard in classrooms. This can be a predicament for adult Hispanics who need to be proficient in English in…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Hispanic American Students, Rural Areas, Spanish Speaking
Takeuchi, Osamu; Ikeda, Maiko; Mizumoto, Atsushi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
This article explores the cerebral mechanism of reading aloud activities in L2 learners. These activities have been widely used in L2 learning and teaching, and its effect has been reported in various Asian L2 learning contexts. However, the reasons for its effectiveness have not been examined. In order to fill in this gap, two studies using a…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Teaching Methods
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Chmara, Theresa – Knowledge Quest, 2012
The use of electronic reading devices has proliferated in the last few years. These reading devices appear to be particularly popular with young readers. A generation of students that has grown up with computers, cell phones, iPods, and other high-tech devices is more likely to embrace electronic book technology for both their educational and…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Age Differences, Technological Advancement
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Park, Ho-Ryong; Kim, Deoksoon – Computers & Education, 2011
This study investigates adult English language learners' reading-strategy use when they read online texts in hypermedia learning environments. The learners joined the online Independent English Study Group (IESG) and worked both individually and collaboratively. This qualitative case study aims (a) to assess college-level ESL learners' use of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Prior Learning, English (Second Language)
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