Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot a questionnaire for limited English proficient adults that would 1) provide adult ESL programs with information about their students' goals, needs, and attitudes and 2) enable large-scale data collection among these students for both program planning and research purposes.

Keywords

ESL, immigrants, goals, beliefs, needs, attitudes

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Why Are They Studying English? Assessing the Goals, Beliefs, Needs, and Attitudes of Adult Immigrants in ESL Programs

The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot a questionnaire for limited English proficient adults that would 1) provide adult ESL programs with information about their students' goals, needs, and attitudes and 2) enable large-scale data collection among these students for both program planning and research purposes.