ERIC Number: ED157386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
E.S.L.: A Community-Based Program. TEAL Occasional Papers, Vol.1, 1977.
Selman, Mary; Blackwell, Margaret
A community-based program for adults learning English as a second language has been carried out by Vancouver Community College in British Columbia. The program, known as Neighborhood English Classes of the college, offers classes at accessible locations in the community to serve immigrants who are unable or unwilling to attend the intensive program at King Edward Campus or its night centers. Three distinct types of classes are offered: classes for seniors, adult evening classes, and the "moms and tots" classes. The origins and development of the program are discussed. Based on a survey of students, information is provided on the following characteristics: education, language and cultural background, length of residence Canada, social role responsibilities, and personal characteristics. Special demands of the teaching situation are outlined. Monthly teacher workshops are held to develop good morale and growth in the quality of the program. Teaching techniques and content selections appropriate for the students are discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Community Centers, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Program Descriptions, School Community Programs, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Maureen C. Sawkins, British Columbia Association of TEAL, c/o King Edward Campus, V.C.C., 2750 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ($2.50 Canadian plus $.50 mailing costs)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Association of Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Canada