ERIC Number: ED213542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Ingram, D. E.
A chapter from the Teacher's Manual of the Adult Migrant Education Program of the Australian Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, the document presents a second-language teaching methodology which focuses on the learner, language use, and social interaction, and responds to the learner's felt needs, thus helping newly-arrived migrants make contact with other Australians and learn to live in Australian society. Section I provides the basis for the methodology, discussing the nature of language, the learner, and society. Section II outlines the methodological basis on which teachers can develop and evaluate their own techniques and includes: developing an integrated program; focusing on use, communication, and the learner; contextualizing the language; providing diverse experiences; practising "mobilizing" the language; individualizing instruction; and using the language laboratory. Section III describes the course components: community involvement, syntax, vocabulary, function, discourse and cohesion, the sound system and paralinguistics, registers, the four macroskills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), culture teaching, and attitudinal development. Section IV includes a summary, references, a list of journals, and a classified reading list on Australian English, language variation, English grammars, applied linguistics, language learning, motivation, language and culture, general methodology, individualization, course design, and language testing. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Dept. of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Canberra.
Note: Taken from the Teacher's Manual of the On-Arrival Section of the Adult Migrant Education Program of the Australian Dept. of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs.