This book looks at adult learners of English from several perspectives, and puts this unique group of learners into the larger language-learning context, beginning with a discussion of the situation of multilingualism and language learning in the U.S. and in international communities. It then builds a background for understanding the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learner.
Margot Kinberg is Associate Professor of Teacher Education at National University. Peter Serdyukov is Professor of Teacher Education at National University.
Acknowledgements; Preface by Mark E. Ryan; Introduction; 1. Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the World; 2. Theoretical Models of Bilingualism; 3. ESL Theory and Practice; 4. Bilingualism and Second Language Instruction in the Workplace; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.