ERIC Number: ED205016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Class Struggles: ESL and Adult Soviet Immigrants.
The adult Soviet immigrant student's transition experience in the United States is examined from three perspectives: socio-historical, methodological, and linguistic. Emphasis is placed on the necessary adaptation of existing "survival skill" English as a second language (ESL) activities in order to accommodate the cultural perceptions particular to this group. Sixteen model activities, along with suggested follow-up tasks of varying levels, are presented. These cover the areas of employment, money management, consumerism, community orientation, and housing. In each instance, the Soviet lifestyle is contrasted with the American. Also, Soviet pedagogy is contrasted with American methods of teaching and learning. Finally, a contrastive analysis of the English and Russian languages is outlined. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Hunter College, The City University of New York.