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Talking adult ESL students into writing; building on oral fluency to promote literacy

Series or Serial: ERIC NCLE digest

Publisher: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1990

Distributor: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education, An Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse, Center for Applied Linguistics

Source Address: 1118 22nd Street, N.W.

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20037

Phone: (202)-429-9292

Material Type: Bibliography

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: English (Second Language); Adult Literacy; Basic Writing

The digest addresses the need to reorient the college-level ESL curriculum to serve students with a high degree of oral fluency but little proficiency in reading and writing. Often these students are refugee youth missing a consistent opportunity for education in any country or language. Discussed are identification of developmental academic ESL students and how the teacher can help them with "cognitive academic language proficiency."

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