Course Catalog

GRAD > ENGL > 672

Theory and Practice in Adult ESL

This course is designed for those currently teaching or planning to teach in adult ESL programs. Participants will begin by examining adult learning theory and second language acquisition, then contrast several approaches to curriculum development, including survival, competency-based and participatory models. Implications for practice in adult literacy, vocational and workplace literacy, and family literacy will be examined in light of these models. Issues arising from participants' classroom practice will be incorporated throughout, and projects may involve classroom-based curriculum development, materials design, and research.

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