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Adult ESL and the community college

Series or Serial: CAAL Community College Series

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: December 2004

Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020

Phone: (212) 512-2363

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 59 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Programs; Adult Learning; English (Second Language); Community Colleges; Partnerships in Education

This report (Working Paper #7) describes the role of community colleges in providing adult English as a second language (ESL) services. It defines ESL and explains how adult ESL differs from other adult education programs as well as developmental education programs offered at community colleges. The challenges faced by community colleges in expanding services to meet the needs of the diverse ESL population are also considered. [See also The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy website at to directly access this document and other reports/publications.]

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