Monday, April 18, 2011

Free Online Resource for Developing Oral Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners

I was just introduced to a free online professional development resource for developing oral language proficiency in adults learning English. It's a self-paced module entitled, "Developing Oral Proficiency of Adults Learning English" published by the Center for Applied Linguistics. It can be accessed at or by clicking here. The module provides step-by-step information via informational texts, self-assessments, videos, instructional activities, and other resources.

Because research supports the role of oral language development as a precursor to reading and developing literacy, I see this resource as a great tool for not only teachers who teach listening/speaking classes, but also those who provide reading and literacy instruction. (See my blog post entitled, "The Connection Between Oral Language and Literacy".)

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