Adult Language Education and Migration: Challenging Agendas in Policy and Practice provides a lively and critical examination of policy and practice in language education for adult migrants around the world, showing how opportunities for learning the language of a new country both shape and are shaped by policy moves. Language policies for migrants are often controversial and hotly contested, but at the same time innovative teaching practices are emerging in response to the language learning needs of today's mobile populations.
analyses and challenges language education policies relating to adult migrants in nine countries;
provides a comparative study with separate chapters on policy and practice in each country;
focuses on Australia, Canada, Spain (Catalonia), Finland, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.
Adult Language Education and Migration is essential reading for practitioners, students and researchers working in the area of language education in migration contexts.
James Simpson is a senior lecturer in language education at the School of Education, University of Leeds, UK. Anne Whiteside is a lecturer in a Masters in TESOL program at San Francisco State University.
Introduction James Simpson and Anne Whiteside 1. Shaping Australian policy for Australian adult migrant English language learning Howard Nicholas 2. Connecting with community: Helping immigrant low literacy ESL learners in local contexts Laura Chapman and Alan Williams 3. French language education policy for adult migrants in Quebec Paula Bouffard 4. Justice-oriented citizenship in Canadian ESL classes: The views of experienced teachers Douglas Fleming 5. Language education for adult migrants in Catalonia: Nation-state ambitions without nation-state resources Albert Branchadell 6. A multilingual, collaborative and functional approach to nongovernment Catalan classes Maria Rosa Garrido and Xavier Oliva 7. Integration policies and adult second language learning in Finland Sari Poeyhoenen and Mirja Tarnanen 8. A Capable Parent project - stay-at-home mothers learning Finnish Minna Intke-Hernandez 9. Language training for adult migrants in France: History, policies and institutions Herve Adami 10. Plurilingual literacy practices in a creative writing workshop with adult second language learners Noelle Mathis 11. English, everywhere and nowhere: ESOL policies in Ireland Vera Sheridan 12. Getting to grips with the English language Sandra Doyle 13. The shifting landscape of Dutch integration policy: From L1 literacy teaching to literacy in Dutch as entrance criterion Jeanne Kurvers and Massimiliano Spotti 14. ICT-based applications for civic integration in The Netherlands: Policy drivers and limits in practice Massimiliano Spotti and Jeanne Kurvers 15. English language learning for adult migrants in superdiverse Britain James Simpson 16. Whose Integration? A participatory ESOL project in the UK Melanie Cooke, Becky Winstanley, and Dermot Bryers 17. Green Card English: New possibilities and enduring challenges In US immigration reform Heide Wrigley 18. Educational programming for low-literate adult migrants in the US Marguerite Lukes and John Lyons Afterword Marilyn Martin-Jones Index