Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
School of Education
International and Multicultural Education (IME)
Dr. Sedique Popal
Many Spanish-speaking adult immigrants in the United States face an immediate need to learn English, but also suffer from a lack of formal education as many did not complete middle school or high school. These learners need a curriculum that is tailored specifically to their needs. This project provides a communicative curriculum for teaching English and Spanish literacy, English speaking and listening skills, and basic classroom skills utilizing native language instruction when helpful using learning strategies and authentic materials that are appropriate for adults. It also addresses sociocultural and sociopolitical concerns of this population and utilizes culturally relevant materials.
Keihl, Kirsten L., "A Literacy-level Curriculum for Adult Spanish-speaking English Language Learners with Limited Formal Education" (2015). Master's Projects and Capstones. 260.