“The hallmark of adult ESL programs is flexibility. To be effective, programs need to offer classes that vary in terms of scheduling, location, duration, and content in order to maximize learning opportunities while accommodating the realities and constraints of adult learners’ lives.”1
In this article, we will highlight three programs that recognize the importance of providing students with a flexible, personalized experience to encourage persistence and retention. We will learn how this approach has led to increased enrollment, usage, and learning gains since using BurlingtonEnglish.
What factors contributed to the increase in enrollment?
Since introducing the BurlingtonEnglish curriculum, Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin has seen a significant increase in both teacher and student usage. We recently spoke with Brian Skelton, a department chair and English language instructor at Fox Valley Technical College, about their program’s recent increase in usage. He shared, “We know that teachers and students love it (BurlingtonEnglish) once they use it.”
What factors contributed to the increase in teacher and student usage?
Written by Debbie Gilman, Editorial and Marketing Support Specialist
and Vicky Denkus, Marketing Specialist