Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Series or Serial: Briefs
Publisher: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
Published At: Washington, DC
Date Published: September 2006
Distributor: Center for Applied Linguistics
Source Address: 4646 40th Street, N.W.
Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20016-1859
Material Type: Information Analysis
Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer
Physical Media: Print
Physical Description: 6 p.
Subjects: Adult Education; English (Second Language); Postsecondary Education; Academic Achievement; Educational Counseling; Educational Research
This brief focuses on adult English language learners transitioning from ESL programs to postsecondary education, discussing research-based strategies for the ESL classroom to support students engaged in that process. Understanding the requirements of the process is necessary to successfully support transitioning ELLs. Statistics show the income gap between individuals with and those without postsecondary education is growing rapidly; and, the majority of jobs paying enough to support a family require skills that cannot be obtained with just a high school education. The brief also includes a description of program features that administrators might offer to support ELLs transitioning to post-secondary education. References are provided.