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Adolescent learners in adult ESL classes

Series or Serial: Briefs

Publisher: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: October, 2005

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: 11 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; English (Second Language); Adolescents

Abstract:
This brief explains some of the reasons why adolescents attend adult ESL classes and describes the characteristics of adult learners. The brief concludes by providing guidelines for adult ESL program administrators, instructors, and communities to improve adolescent ELLs' chances of success in and beyond adult ESL programs. References are included.

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