Second Language Learners with Emerging Literacy & Limited/Interrupted Formal Education Experience There exists a substantial body of work on adult second language acquisition (SLA) and second/foreign language learning, yet most studies deal with adults with native-language schooling through at least secondary school. Little research has been conducted on SLA with English language learners in adult education contexts. The complexities of adult English as a second language (ESL) instruction make research in this field challenging.
Teaching English as a Second Language to Adult Learners. EDU. Provides an introduction to providing instruction to adults who are developing English language proficiency. Key areas include understanding the adult ESL learner, the language acquisition process and the language skills needed to complete each Educational Functioning Level (EFL.