ERIC Number: ED056565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Plan for Fluency First.
The program discussed in this report is designed for teaching English as a second language to disadvantaged adults among the Indian and Metis population in the northern prairie lands of Canada. It is especially intended for adults who are not literate in their own language and realizes that the students must speak English before they can learn to read it. The teaching approach is directly related to the interests of the trainees, and content, methods, and visual aids are constructed according to their experience. A situational approach is used. Other special features of the course include detailed use of instructional objectives and a planned daily "Talking Hour" in the students' own language. The course is planned as an integrated whole, so that the language lessons prepare the trainees for reading and mathematics. The report provides details on program organization and annotated lists of materials concerning language and language teaching and Indian culture and history. A proposed course content is provided along with a discussion of instructional arrangements and objectives. (VM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Bibliographies, Cree, Curriculum Design, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, Language Fluency, Language Skills, Mathematics, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Regional Economic Expansion, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan NewStart, Inc., Prince Albert.