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Whole language in adult ESL programs

Series or Serial: ERIC/Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics news bulletin; v. 13, no. 2, (p. 1, 4-5, 8)

Publisher: ERIC CLL

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1990

Distributor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics

Source Address: 1118 22nd Street NW

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20037

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: English (Second Language); Whole Language Approach; Adult Literacy

The article defines the popular whole language approach, relates it to teaching English as a second language, and describes some model whole language programs for adults learning English as a new language. The ideas of key educators in the field are summarized. One model program, the one operating at Invergarry Learning Centre in Surrey, British Columbia, is featured.

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