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
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."