Strengthening Service-Learning in TESOL
Posted by Common Ground Publishing on February 15, 2016
Learning the Language of Global Citizenship: Strengthening Service-Learning in TESOL
The literature on service-learning in TESOL has developed over the last two decades to include over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several edited collections. Collectively, the research to date indicates that service-learning gives English Language Learners (ELLs) insight on U.S. culture, provides authentic speaking and listening situations, enhances literacy skills, and has a positive effect on retention. When incorporated into TESOL teacher education programs, service-learning enhances pre-service teachers’ understanding of ELLs,
[Note: There is a chapter in this book on the University of Pennsylvania’s program.]
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