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The Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) produces free, easily accessible materials for teachers, local and state-level program administrators, researchers, policy makers, and the general public. These resources include briefs, which are generally short (approximately 2,500 words) documents that summarize current evidence-based informational on intructional practice related to the acquisition of English language oral and written skills by adult English language learners.
The 14 briefs available online are listed below in reverse chronological order.
Adult ESL Teacher Credentialing and Certification (January 2008)
Workplace Instruction and Workforce Preparation for Adult Immigrants (September 2007) Also available in pdf format.
Problem-Based Learning and Adult English Language Learners (April 2007) Also available in pdf format.
Supporting Adult English Language Learners' Transitions to Postsecondary Education (September 2006) Also available in pdf format.
Promoting the Success of Multilevel ESL Classes: What Teachers and Administrators Can Do (April 2006) Also available in pdf format.
Online Professional Development for Adult ESL Educators (November 2005)
Adolescent Learners in Adult ESL Classes (October 2005)
Applying Research Findings to Instruction for Adult English Language Students (September 2005) Also available in pdf format.
How Should Adult ESL Reading Instruction Differ from ABE Reading Instruction? (March 2005) Also available in pdf format.