Abstract: Previous literature presents there is a demand to teach adult learners English due to the amount of non-English speaking citizens. Therefore, educators have responded to the need for programs that teach adult learners English. English as a Second Language (ESL) classes help adults by providing a foundation of comprehension for the English language, this foundation helps adults navigate their lives. Previous educational research states that Vygotsky’s (1978) Sociocultural Theory is a theory practiced in the ESL classroom because the Sociocultural Theory consists of cultural approach in addition to an educational approach. The Sociocultural Theory and has been beneficial for adult learners because it involves social interaction, cultural involvement, and all components of the teaching environment. This article discusses a Service Learner’s experience and reflection while incorporating the Sociocultural Theory into teaching English as a Second Language to adult learners.
Lee, Michele S.
"Implementing the Sociocultural Theory While Teaching ESL,"
SPACE: Student Perspectives About Civic Engagement: Vol. 1:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.nl.edu/space/vol1/iss1/6