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ERIC Number: ED016986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 8
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SPOKEN-ENGLISH LESSONS FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING MIGRANT FARM WORKERS.
GOODWIN, SARAH HALL
PLANS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TO THE 200,000 SPANISH-SPEAKING FARM WORKERS WHO MOVE IN AND OUT OF SOUTH TEXAS INTO MORE THAN 30 STATES MUST TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE PHYSICAL FACTS OF POVERTY, MOBILITY, AND LIVES DISORDERED BY SEASONAL WORK, AS WELL AS PSYCHOLOGICAL HANDICAPS AND EDUCATIONAL DEFICIENCIES. THE FIRST LARGE COMPREHENSIVE MIGRANT PROJECT FINANCED BY THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND INVOLVING THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH WAS THE VALLEY MIGRANT LEAGUE IN NORTHWESTERN OREGON. THIS PRIVATE NON-PROFIT AGENCY, ORGANIZED IN 1965, HAS SET UP EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. THE ADULT EDUCATION CURRICULUM ENCOMPASSES THREE AREAS--(1) SPOKEN ENGLISH, (2) BASIC (OR ELEMENTARY) EDUCATION, AND (3) PREPARATION FOR THE GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT TEST FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA. AT PRESENT, CLASS ORGANIZATION INCLUDES (1) SHORT-TERM SUMMER CLASSES IN OR NEAR FARM LABOR CAMPS, (2) EVENING CLASSES TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR RESIDENT SEASONAL FARM WORKERS, (3) INDIVIDUAL TUTORING, AND (4) FULL-TIME, 15-WEEK, WINTER DAY SCHOOLS. THE AUDIO-LINGUAL ENGLISH MATERIALS PREPARED UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE LEAGUE USE THE INITIAL TEACHING ALPHABET AND HAVE BEEN REVISED AND EXPANDED INTO A 250-PAGE MIMEOGRAPHED VOLUME. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN "TESOL QUARTERLY," VOLUME 1, NUMBER 4, DECEMBER 1967, PUBLISHED BY TESOL, INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20007. (AMM)
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Identifiers: Oregon (Woodburn); VALLEY MIGRANT LEAGUE