The Adult Education and Family Literacy week is celebrated September 13-19, 2010. The purposeof this celebration is to raise awareness for adult education.In July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the week of September 13,2010, asAdult Education and Family Literacy Week.This is a
one-time only dedication
to raisepublic awareness of adult education and family literacy, assist adult learners in need of literacyservices, and support increased access to adult education and family literacy programs.As adult ESL is a one of the largest areas of adult education in the U.S., this is a terrificopportunity to elevate adult ESL issues nationwide with policymakers, the media, and thecommunity. Below are some Adult Education resources that can be used to advance ESL adulteducation.The below resources are for:
Standards for Adult Education ESL ProgramsWhat are the components of a quality education ESL program? TESOL's Standards forAdult Education ESL Programs answers this question by defining quality components from anational perspective. Using program indicators in eight distinct areas, the standards can beused to review an existing program or as a guide in setting up a new ESOL program.
New Ways in Teaching AdultsThis volume offers teachers new ways of looking at tasks for adult learners by organizing theactivities according to the sources of input. These sources range from the formal input of direct teaching to language collected by students in out-of-class tasks. Teachers using thisvolume will offer their adult learners integrated, communicative, and enjoyable tasks thatenhance their study of English.
Adult ESL Language and Literacy Instruction: A Vision and Action Agenda for the 21stCentury (October 2001)This discussion, which complements From the Margins to the Mainstream: The ActionAgenda for Literacy (National Literacy Summit, 2000), focuses on the characteristics andneeds of adults learning English as a second language, the programs that serve them, and thepolicies that affect them. Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)envisions a system for the education of adult English language learners that provides highquality language and literacy services for this linguistically and culturally diverse population.
PACE Yourself: A Handbook for ESL TutorsPACE Yourself is for inexperienced or volunteer tutors of ESL. This handbook does not aimto make overnight experts of novices. Rather, the authors provide an easy-to-follow guide forpeople who want to tutor small groups of nonnative speakers of English but do not know how.