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Pair Work Research at the ESOL Lab School

The English-as-a-second-language classes at the ESOL Lab School are video and audio taped and this data is organized in a media resource that allows researchers to view all or sections of the tapes. Researchers at the ESOL Lab School analyzed dozens of sections or clips in which two students worked together on a particular task. See examples of these clips.

The pair work research at the NCSALL ESOL Lab School found that:

Garland, J. N. (2002). Co-construction of language and activity in low-level ESL pair interactions. Unpublished MA Thesis, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Harris, K. A. (2005a). Meaning negotiation in beginning adult ESL class activities. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Harris, K. A. (2005b). Same activity, different focus. Focus On Basic, 8(A), 7-10.

Smith, C., Harris, K., & Reder, S. (2005). Applying Research Findings to Instruction for Adult English Language Students (CAELA Brief, 2005-03, August 2005). Washington, DC: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition.