|Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), introduces Developing a New Course for Adult Learners, edited by Marguerite Ann Snow and Lia Kamhi-Stein. This volume in TESOL’s Language Curriculum Development Series presents the stories of teachers, curriculum developers, and administrators from all over the world who seek to understand adult learners’ needs and respond to them in creative, realistic, and effective ways.
All of the contributors to this volume designed a new course for adult learners and faced the many challenges that come with embarking on such an endeavor. In each case, the contributors describe the practical and innovative solutions they formulated in developing a course for adults, whether it was large-scale course development in response to an institutional mandate or a much smaller, individualized course initiated by the contributor. Each chapter is sure to inspire educators who are about to embark on the adventure of creating a new course for adults.