Engaging and Motivating Adult English Learners
Adult English Learners (EL) make up 40 percent of the U.S. adult education population, and this group is projected to keep growing. These learners—many with limited English proficiency—must speak with confidence at work and beyond. Accelerating English learning for adults boosts their chances of securing better jobs, integrating into their communities, and improving their lives. Targeted courses and job-training programs show promising results in preparing adult ELs for the workforce. But there may not be enough of these programs to support the expanding need. Technology may be the best solution for reaching more learners, improving retention rates, and increasing success. Join us for the webinar, “Engaging and Motivating Adult English Learners,” on June 21, 2018, at 3 p.m. EST. During this one-hour session, Amber Goodall, ESOL Coordinator, and Jerry Perkins, Lead ESOL Instructor, from South Piedmont Community College in North Carolina, will share how the school’s adult education program increased engagement, motivation, and access outside of the classroom. They will alsol offer tips for supporting adult EL needs and measuring the impact and value of adult education programs.