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Lambert, O.D.
Who are our students?   Measuring learner characteristics in adult immigrants studying English.
Full referencesLambert, O.D. (2008). Who   are our students? Measuring learner characteristics in adult immigrants   studying English. Adult Basic Education   & Literacy Journal 2 (3): 162–173.
The purpose of this study   was to develop and pilot a questionnaire that would (a) provide teachers and administrators of adult ESL programs with important information about their   students and (b) enable large-scale data collection among these students for   program-planning and research purposes. The questionnaire focuses on these   students' goals, beliefs, and definitions of success related to learning   English, as well as their patterns of actual English use. The instrument was   developed based on interviews with 14 adult ESL students from diverse   backgrounds enrolled in community and workplace ESL programs. It was then   piloted with 37 learners.
Key words
Adult Students, Immigrants,   English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Development, Data Collection, Measures (Individuals), Student Characteristics
Other interesting information
Teachers need to comprehend   learners’ beliefs and understandings of success to help them to learn more efficiently and adapt their teaching practices.
Interest for the project
Contributor´s name + email
Stéphanie Barillé -   stephanie@unak.is
Co-funded by The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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