Dr. Peter Serdyukov is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at National University. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Education. He has taught English as a Foreign Language, Methodology of Foreign/Second Language Teaching, and other subjects. He has published and co-authored twelve books, seven book chapters, seventy-five articles and conference presentations.2006 0-7734-5538-8
This book looks at adult learners of English from several perspectives, and puts this unique group of learners into the larger language-learning context, beginning with a discussion of the situation of multilingualism and language learning in the U.S. and in international communities. It then builds a background for understanding the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learner, then it outlines and describes the authors’ model of bilingualism, then the various approaches and topics on ESL instruction are discussed, then a discussion on the ESL learner in the workplace follows. The book ends with an argument that multilingualism is becoming the norm, rather than the exception, in today’s global society.