Capstone Project Title
Workplace/Occupational/Vocational ESL (VESL) is a growing approach within English for Specific Purposes (ESP), fueled by national initiatives such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and Integrated Education and Training (IET) among others. However, teacher training and support is often lacking for ESL teachers within these areas. This led to the research question, how can instructional support be provided to teachers of adult learners in Vocational ESL (VESL) programs? The creation of a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) for VESL instructors was developed in response to this question, which is collected into a facilitator guide. The Faculty Learning Community is designed to bring together a small group of dedicated ESL faculty who are interested in exploring issues related to how to best support Limited English Proficient (LEP) learners in their vocational ESL classrooms, and to address other challenges that they as instructors may face when teaching in the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) context.
Adult Education, Community Building, ESL/ ELLs, Teachers/ Teaching
Zoerb, Amy, "Instructional Support for Vocational ESL Teachers" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 752.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects