in the UK
Proficiency in English language and literacy is increasingly seen as a requirement for success in education and employment. Training to Teach Adults English is an accessible text supporting trainee teachers and their teacher educators on initial teacher education programmes that cover or are focused on teaching/training in adult literacy and ESOL. The text presents a thorough grounding in the professional teaching of literacy and ESOL, including a focus on teaching the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking; the teaching and learning cycle; language knowledge; and curriculum design. It will develop in readers an understanding of literacy and ESOL learners and their specific needs, and help trainees to understand what professionalism means in this sector and how they can continue their development as teachers. The text will be of particular interest to: teacher training course leaders/managers in colleges and universities, delivering teacher education programmes at all levels; and students/trainees on initial teacher education programmes covering both adult literacy and ESOL, including the new Diploma-level Education and Training qualifications in England and the PGCE/PGC in Literacy and ESOL.
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
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