The Connections among Immigration, Nation Building, and Adult Education English as a Second Language Instruction in the United States

Ullman, Char
January 2010
Adult Learning;Winter/Spring2010, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p4
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance of the English language as the second language to connect the concepts of immigration, nation building and adult education in the U.S. It highlights the works of the international institutes around 1910, such as assisting the immigrants to find shelter and work, and offering English classes. It explores the implementation of the Americanization laws in the 1920s, meaning to teach the American way of life. It mentions the concepts of migration literature, which are transnationalism and segmented assimilation, and their importance in understanding the English as Second Language (ESL) adult language.


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