This project features a nation-wide landscape scan in the United States done to 1) explore ESOL programs’ implementation of promising instructional and learner support practices launched due to the pandemic and 2) to understand the potential of these innovations to support more equitable and flexible learning opportunities in the years to come. The project responds to a growing demand by immigrant adults for remote English learning opportunities by documenting and disseminating information about scalable innovative practices in anticipation of comprehensive immigration reform likely to include a language requirement for citizenship.
The project contributes to our knowledge base about promising, remote ESOL practices in a range of contexts through eight case studies highlighting critical features of technology-enabled ESOL instruction, support services, and a supplementary online directory of promising practices. A policy brief identifies implications for funding, policy, and practice. All of the project resources are hosted on the Remote ESOL Project page.