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Problem-based learning and adult English language learners

Series or Serial: CAELA Brief

Publisher: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: April 2007

Distributor: Center for Applied Linguistics

Source Address: 4646 40th Street, N.W.

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20016-1859

Phone: (202)-362-0700

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 8 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; English (Second Language); Educational Needs; Learning Strategies; Instruction; Problem Solving; Constructivism (Learning)

How problem-based learning aligns with research on second language acquisition is addressed in this Brief. "Guidelines for teachers and administrators on implementing problem-based learning in classes or programs for adults learning English as a second language" are provided, and the "benefits and challenges of a problem-based learning approach with adult English language learners" are outlined. Lists of references and additional resources are included.

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