Teaching native-language literacy first can significantly increase the percentage of Latino immigrants who feel confident enrolling and succeeding in English language classes and other adult education classes. Learning to read and write in one’s primary language is vital to success in the workplace, managing health care, and raising a family. Spanish Language Assessment Instruments for Adult Spanish Speakers Learning English This section provides names, descriptions, and availability information for language proficiency tests that are designed for adult Spanish speakers who are learning English as a second language. It describes tests of Spanish language proficiency.
Delgado, A. (). Better Spanish, better English: Na tive language literacy and adult education. In M. S. Plakhotnik & S. M. Nielsen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth Annual College of Education Research Conference: Urban and International Education Section (pp. ).Miami: Florida International. Getting comfortable with written Spanish is necessary to fluency, and online exercises such as these are a proven way to get better. The short articles and everyday conversations are designed by experienced teachers to help beginning students feel challenged and successful.