Language & Literacy Institute course discussion 2016 (Topics in Adult Language & Literacy 6998)

Welcome to our Topics in Adult Language & Literacy 6998 discussion! Each of the discussion questions from the reading are listed separately. You should post a response to each question AND take the time to comment on others' postings. Remember, this is a discussion! Also, feel free to use the "Comments" category for any other question or comment that you would like to communicate to colleagues.

Before you begin, please note the following, and read the required article (attached in discussion forum below and also on the ATLAS calendar for the L&L Institute).

Course Runs: Between January 28 – April 1, 2016

Reading:Santos, M.; McClelland, J.; & Handley, M. (2011). Language lessons on immigrant identity, food culture, and the search for home. TESOL Journal 2.2, June 2011, 203-228.


Purpose:This assignment includes reading a research article that summarizes a project in California.The researchers focused on adult ESL learners and how they think about food, health, and home. For this assignment, you will reflect on your own experiences and that of the themes and findings in the article.Because we do not meet as a class, we’ll have an online discussion about the article via a Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) discussion board.


Don't forget!  The reading and discussion here is just one part of the requirements for earning graduate credit. Part II is outlined in detail in the syllabus, and briefly described here.  This classroom application & reflection is also due on April 1, 2016.

Classroom Application
and Final Reflection

DUE:  April 1, 2016

Purpose:  This activity will require you to create instructional activities based on something learned
in the workshops that you attended at the Language & Literacy Institute.  Integrate these activities into an upcoming
lesson or unit.  You may integrate multiple
activities into one lesson, or activities may be created for different lessons. 

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