Building on the Multilingual/Multicultural Profiles of Adult Learners

1:45 - 3:00pm
Presented at: Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) 2012 Conference

In our focus on developing English language skills of adult learners, it is possible to overlook their often complex and rich lives in their native languages and cultures and find ways to build on and even enhance first/native language interests and skills in instruction. This workshop describes ways that groups in the United States are enhancing the vitality of languages other than English in the United States and gives opportunities for participants to discuss how this can be done in their programs and instruction.