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    Jul 13, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ESL 7631 - Introduction to the Adult ESL Learner: Developing Reading and Writing Skills

This course provides an introduction to second language acquisition theory, English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy development, and issues of acculturation for adult English language learners in all Adult Basic Education (ABE) classrooms. Effective ESL instruction for adults stems from understanding of the second language learning process as well as the cultural and political context for learning. This course provides an overview of current theory and practice in teaching reading and writing to adults at all proficiency levels. This course is intended for ESL instructors and ABE instructors in all content areas, where in many programs, nearly 5O% of ABE learners have a first language other than English.

If you are new to the field of adult ESL and are planning to complete the Certificate for Teachers of Adult ESL, you must start with ESL 763I or 7634.

Credits: 2