Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Jack Millet


The focus of this paper is the development of linguistic materials for adult ESL/EFL students based on the use of a story involving and ethical or moral dilemma. The story and follow-up activities which are presented can be utilized in a variety of settings. This paper will describe how this framework was originally used for intercultural seminars as well as how it can be used to teach linguistic aspects of language in the ESL/EFL classroom. I relate my personal history in learning to use stories with adult learners, and discuss my beliefs regarding their value in the classroom. A module of activities is presented as an example of the kinds of materials which can be created.


Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition