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Korey David McMurtrey - email@example.com
Immigration, assimilation, and language : a case study of ESL programs in Louisville, Kentucky.
This thesis examined the structure: and processes of several different organizations that offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in one Kentucky county. The purpose of the study was to analyze the: structure of the organizations, and then analyze how the structun~ affects their approach to teaching ESL. There were three expectations going into this study: the ESL programs would be segregated and distinct from one another, they would be challenged to teach a diverse clientele, and the services would be strongly student-oriented. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six program coordinators and two teachers across six different organizations. The findings revealed that although the programs do operate independently, they are much more connected than initially expected. Due to recent trends in immigration and assimilation patterns, the ESL programs teach classes holistically, based on the needs of a diverse student population.
ESL, immigrant, language education, teachers
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The thesis highlights the importance to have an individual-centered approach to learning which focuses on individual need. A common approach might not be suitable for immigrant adults.
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Stéphanie Barillé - firstname.lastname@example.org