Low Educated Second Language and Literacy (LESLLA) For Adults


Teaching Learning and Using Written Language in Timor-Leste by Danielle Boon.
This doctoral dissertation describes a study of adult literacy education and acquisition in multilingual Timor-Leste.

NCVER - Skill matches to job requirements - 2009
This 39 page Australian report examines the relationship between literacy and numeracy skills and their use in the workplace, paying particular attention to older workers. The findings show that workers (in all age groups) with higher literacy and numeracy skills tend to use these skills more often than those with lower skill levels. http://www.nzliteracyportal.org.nz/imsdirector.php?resid=4505&ruid=2433.

Beyond the Life Boat:  Improving Language, Citizenship, and Training Services for Immigrants and Refugees word document by Heide Spruck Wrigley, Literacywork International. This paper is a chapter in a forthcoming boo: Belzer (Ed.), Toward defining and improving quality in adult basic education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Real World Research: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research for Adult ESL word document by Larry Condelli, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC, USA and Heide Spruck Wrigley, LiteracyWork, San Mateo, CA, USA.

Proceedings from the LESLLA 2005 conference were compiled into a book that can be reviewed and purchased through one of the following two websites: http://linguistlist.org/issues/17/17-2913.html or http://lotos.library.uu.nl/index.html

Proceedings from the LESLLA 2006 conference were compiled into a book that can be purchased by contacting Nancy Faux at Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, Virginia Commonwealth University. Please contact her by email at: nfaux@vcu.edu.

Teaching Basic Literacy to ESOL Learners: a teachers guide by Helen Sunderland and Marina Spiegel. 2006. Published by LLU+ at London South Bank University. ISBN 978 1872972602 Distributed through www.avantibooks.com in the UK or http://www.peppercornbooks.com/catalog/featured.php?info_id=29 in the US. This is a practical guide to teaching learners who have just begun to read and write in English and are not yet familiar with the Latin script. It includes: where to start, models of reading and writing acquisition, aproaches to teaching basic reading and writing, assessment and planning, learning styles, dyslexia, materials, and differentiation. Aimed at both practising ESOL teachers and trainee teachers, this book integrates theory with lots of practical suggestions for teaching.

"We thought they had forgotten us:" Research, policy and practice in the education of Latino immigrant adults. by Marguerite M. Lukes, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University, New York, New York, USA.

ESOL: A Critical Guide by Melanie Cook and James Simpson (2008). Published by Oxford University Press. ISBN-0194422674, ISBN-13: 9780194422673

Cook and Simpson provide a review of the distinctive pedagogic, social, and political contexts of teaching English to adult migrants in countries where English is the dominant language. The book includes reflective activities within each chapter, to enable readers to relate the content to their own contexts, be they teaching, training, management, inspection or policy.

Read an excerpt at:

Annual Report for 2008 of the of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). ECRE is a pan-European network of non-governmental organizations, concerned with the needs of all individuals seeking refuge and protection within Europe

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