Intergenerational Strategies for Enriching the ESL Education Platform

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The focus of this article is on intergenerational approaches for framing, delivering, and improving English as a Second Language (ESL) education. Several intergenerational models that are designed to contribute to second-language learning are highlighted. An exploratory theme that runs through the article is how activities that stimulate intergenerational (teacher-learner) sharing of real-life interests, stories, experiences, and perspectives also serve to provide useful contexts and encounters for promoting second-language skills development and practice. The article also examines theoretical propositions and interdisciplinary collaborations that have the potential for informing efforts to support and enrich the intergenerational ESL context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-439
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Archaeology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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