VALRC: Lessons from the Field with Steven Reid: ESOL Basics with Preliterate Adult Learners
October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
English language learners who come to the U.S. with no literacy in their first language have unique struggles in learning English. This webinar helps educators understand what these learners are going through and provides tips and ideas for creating lessons for students who speak no English and are not literate in any other language.
Facilitator Steven Reid says, “The limited research that exists on preliterate English language learners primarily focuses on youth under the age of 15. My work recently has focused on how to support teachers and tutors working with adults with little-to-no literacy in their first language (L1). Through academic research and observation of our students and tutors’ successes and struggles, I have compiled strategies and activities to help educators working with preliterate adults trying to learn to speak, read, and write in English. I will also discuss the causes of low L1 literacy and how this impacts L2 acquisition.”