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Un Currículo Interdisciplinario De Base Teórica Par Enseñar Inglés Como Segunda Lengua (An Interdisciplinary Theory-Based Esl Curriculum), Francisco Soto Mas Jan 2011

Un Currículo Interdisciplinario De Base Teórica Par Enseñar Inglés Como Segunda Lengua (An Interdisciplinary Theory-Based Esl Curriculum), Francisco Soto Mas

Francisco Soto Mas

Among Hispanic immigrants in the United States (US), learning English is considered necessary for economic and social achievement. As a consequence, there is a high demand for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Despite the recognized benefits of ESL programs, both at the individual and social levels, more research is needed to identify education strategies that effectively promote all aspects of learning English as a second language. This article describes an ESL curriculum that incorporates a theory-based pedagogical approach specifically designed for immigrant Hispanic adults on the US-Mexico border region. The article also describes the implementation of the curriculum ...