By R. K. Agnihotri, Mahendra K. Verma, S. K. Sinha
Combines theoretical and utilized linguistic points of studying English as a moment language via the more moderen minorities in Britain. This empirical learn of the attitudes and motivations of a pattern of grownup ESOL freshmen bargains a cross-cultural, social and mental viewpoint. It contains a dialogue and interpretation of ESOL academics' perspectives in regards to the ESOL company Britain opposed to the heritage of the advancements and debates of pedagogic pondering, and within the ethos, guidelines and prejudices shaping the instructing and studying of English.
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L. K. K. K. Sinha All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. Typeset by Wayside Books, Clevedon. Printed and bound in Great Britain by the Cromwell Press Ltd. Page v Contents Acknowledgements vi Preface vii Abbreviations viii 1 ESOL Learners in Britain: A Sociolinguistic and Historical Background 1 2 Trends in Second Language Research 20 3 Method: Sample, Tools and Procedure 40 4 Social and Psychological Aspects of ESOL Learners 48 5 Sociolinguistic Correlates of Proficiency in English 64 6 ESOL Teachers Speak 78 7 Conclusions 90 Appendices I Questionnaire 94 II Rating Sheet 103 III ESOL Centre Profile Sheet 104 Bibliography 105 Index 116 Page vi Acknowledgements A project of this nature could not have been completed without the active collaboration of a large number of people and institutions.
According to Janssen: I shall argue that success and achievement in education and training of bilingual learners must be underpinned by the acceptance of the principle of 'mainstreaming'and access to the full curriculum on the basis of ability and potential. (Janssen, 1992: 66) In small measures the new commitments and arguments of ESOL providers began to surface. In her interview with Jean McAllister, Anne Spiers (1992) describes some of these changes: We were part of a whole field that was changing .
This book examines some of the social, psychological and linguistic aspects of learning English by bilingual adult migrants belonging to various cultural and geographical backgrounds; it is based on research carried out in 1989 in 13 adult education ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) centres located in various parts of the UK. The research could not have been conducted without a Nuffield Foundation Travel Fellowship. Besides tracing a brief history of ESOL in Britain, the authors present a detailed profile of the ESOL learners' socioeconomic, linguistic and cultural background.
Adult Esol Learners in Britain: A Cross-Cultural Study by R. K. Agnihotri, Mahendra K. Verma, S. K. Sinha