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Two New Papers Available from the CAELA Network
A New CAELA Network brief, Facilitating Adult Learner Interventions to Build Speaking and Listening Skills, is now online This brief, written by Sharon McKay and Kirsten Schaetzel of the Center for Applied Linguistics, examines the research on learner interaction and summarizes the positive effects of classroom interaction on language learning. The brief also describes areas of focus for teachers who want to promote successful language learning interactions, provides examples of activities that can be used to structure and enhance classroom interactions, and discusses special considerations for using learner interaction activities in classes with beginning-level learners. Read the brief.
Also available on the CAELA Network Web site is a paper on adult English language instruction in the United States, Education for Adult English Language Learners in the United States: Trends, Research, and Promising Practices, written by staff of the Center for Applied Linguistics, describes the adult education system in the United States -- learner populations, programs serving them, assessment, professional development for practitioners, and research. Read the paper.
Framework for Quality Professional Development for Practitioners Working with Adult English Language Learners
The CAELA Network in cooperation with the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the completion of its Framework for Quality Professional Development for Practitioners Working With Adult English Language Learners. This framework was created to guide the development of high quality professional development opportunities for practitioners working with adult English language learners. It can be used by practitioners across the United States to plan, implement, and evaluate professional development for practitioners working with adult English language learners at the state and program levels. To read the framework, click here.
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