ESL-English as a Second Language

Adult Education - Resource Guide and Learning Standards (1998)

'This resource guide has been developed to … demonstrate concretely how adult education practitioners across [New York] state are tackling the job of standards-based teaching and learning, and to offer examples of resource/research material.' (Foreword). Includes learning standards for English language arts and math, as well as supplements for ESOL and GED.

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1998-01-01

Research Agenda for Adult ESL (1998)

This research agenda for the adult ESL field is designed to assist researchers in their effort to formulate research designs for specific projects, and provide potential funders of research with priorities and program needs.

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1997-11-06

The Internet and Foreign Language Education: Benefits and Challenges (1997)

Because the use of the Internet is widespread in numerous fields and domains, without a doubt, it also carries great potential for educational use, specifically second and foreign language education. This paper therefore explores the following questions: 1) What is the Internet? 2) How can various facets of the Internet be used in the second and foreign language classroom? 3) What are the benefits of employing the Internet in such a setting?

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1997-01-01

Media Literacy, Information Technology (1997)

Excerpt from a Working Paper on Literacy #2

This is an excerpt from an article that considers some of the major implications of information and media technologies for the teaching of English. Although the article deals specifically with the United Kingdom, the authors make observations that can be applied to other countries as well.

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1997-01-01

Numeracy in the Adult ESL Classroom (1996)

This article examines numeracy for adults learning English as a second language (ESL) as well as for those who teach them. It focuses on learners with low literacy skills and provides curriculum ideas and resources for use in the classroom. While many suggestions are based on the author's experiences in teaching adult immigrants in Canada, they are applicable to adult ESL instruction in other English-speaking countries.

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1996-01-01

What Kind of Adult Literacy Policy will help all Adults Develop the English Language and Literacy Skills they Need to Participate Fully in American Life? (1994)

This summary paper was prepared by staff of the National Institute for Literacy in the U.S. to stimulate discussion at a policy forum in Washington DC in June of 1994.

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1994-01-01

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