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Bringing community to the adult ESL classroom

Larrotta, Clarena, 1968- (Added Author). Brooks, Ann (Ann K.) (Added Author).

Summary: "Using the concept of community building as a framework, this volume summarizes and updates readers on the state of adult English as a second language (ESL) education in the United States. It provides a complete description of this population of learners and their learning needs. The various chapters discuss possibilities for community building in the adult ESL classroom, combining research, theory, and practice. " -- back cover

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  • ISBN: 9780470479551
  • Physical Description: 83 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2009.

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General Note:
"Spring 2009".
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Assessing the literacy skills of adult immigrants and adult English language learners /Heide Spruck Wrigley ... [et al.] - Best practices for teaching the "whole" adult ESL learner /David Schwarzer --Journaling in an adult ESL literacy program /Clarena Larrotta --Identity issues in building an ESL community: the Puerto Rican experience /Betsy Morales, Eileen K. Blau --Community in a hurry: social contracts and social covenants in short-term ESL courses /Rob A. Martinsen --Complexity and community: finding what works in workplace ESL / Ann K. Brooks --Final thoughts on community in adult ESL /Clarena Larrotta.
Subject: English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
Adult education -- United States
Adult students -- United States
Classroom environment -- United States -- Case studies
Second language acquisition

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