Effective Teaching and Learning: ESOL


The ESOL Effective Practice Project was one of a suite of five research projects that have the common aim of investigating the effective teaching of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT to adults. The design of these projects was adapted from a US study of the effective teaching of literacy and English language to ESOL adults (Condelli et al, 2003).

The projects were carried out in two phases, in 2003/04 and 2004/05. The targets for each study across the two years were to recruit and gather background data on 250 learners, assess their attainment and attitudes at two points during the year, observe the strategies that their teachers used, and correlate those strategies with changes in the learners’ attainment and attitudes.

Baynham, M. (2007) ESOL: effective teaching and learning. NRDC: London