[Skip to Content]

Adult Education Dictionary: ESL

You searched for: "ESL".

Results 41 - 55 of 55 « 1 2 3 »
Dictionary Term
[Click for more info]
Definition
Present Real Conditional   The present real conditional refers to a situation in which there is a probability that an event will occur....  
Present Unreal Conditional   The present unreal conditional refers to a situation that is contrary to fact or not the case....  
Putting English to Work (PETW)  This three-part multi-media instructional series was created to teach English life skills at the beginning level to adult immigrant students in the United...  
Rhythm   Rhythm is the pattern of stresses that occur when words are put together into sentences. (Stress, Rhythm, and Intonation are important in defining the...  
Role Play   Students act out the thoughts and feeling of characters in a play or dialogue. Role-play is a method useful in helping ESL students gain confidence to...  
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)  The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model* is a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing...  
Silent Period   Reception of the language precedes language production; it is common for newcomers to a classroom or social setting may be silent for weeks or months...  
Stress   Stress is the emphasis given to individual syllables within a single word or phrase. Stressed syllables tend to sound louder to the listener. (Stress,...  
Student Outcome Data Sets (SODS)  Payment points earned by adult learners participating in California Department of Education-supported EL Civics (civic participation and citizenship...  
Target Language   Target language is second language being acquired or learned. In ESL instruction, this is English....  
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as...  
Title VII Bilingual Education Act   Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a federal program to make limited-proficient students proficient at the English language...  
Total Physical Response (TPR)  TPR is a teaching technique that enables learners to acquire new English vocabulary by listening to and carrying out spoken commands. In TPR activities,...  
USA Learns (USAL)  U.S.A. Learns is a free Web site funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support immigrants who want to learn or improve their English skills as...  
Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL)  VESL focuses on the English skills necessary in a particular occupation or vocational area. There is often collaboration between vocational and VESL instructors...  
Results 41 - 55 of 55 « 1 2 3 »