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Larrotta, Clarena – Adult Learning, 2017
Rhetorical analysis was a required unit of study for college students enrolled in intermediate English as a second language (ESL) composition. Twenty-six students participated in a project creating an original product and its infomercial. The project aimed at increasing student motivation to continue writing essays in English and providing a space…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Advanced Students, Writing (Composition)
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Larrotta, Clarena; Moon, Ji Yoon Christine; Huang, Jiuhan – Adult Learning, 2016
The purpose of the study was to understand instructors' viewpoints on the relevance of learning to learn (L2L) in the settings where they teach. Twenty-four instructors answered an online qualitative survey about their experiences teaching English to adults. Data analysis was informed by narrative analysis procedures. Study findings include…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Online Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Larrotta, Clarena – Adult Learning, 2007
The author conducted a qualitative research study (Larrotta, 2005) and collected data on the use of inquiry cycles as a pedagogic activity to provide students with opportunities to develop ESL (English as a second language) literacy. The purpose of this paper is to share the author's findings on implementing inquiry cycles in an ESL literacy class…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Adult Literacy, Inquiry, English (Second Language)