Overlooked and understudied? a survey of current trends in research on adult english language learners
Adult Education Quarterly
Sage Publications, Inc.
198 - 213
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This article provides a synthesis and review of 41 recent research studies focusing on the population of adult English language learners (ELLs) studying in nonacademic contexts. It notes the unique qualities and importance of understanding the English-language needs of this population, provides a critical overview of the existing literature, and concludes that both more research and research from diverse methodological perspectives are necessary.