ERIC Number: ED215556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Guide: ESL Instruction for Indochinese Refugees.
This guide provides a basic framework that may be implemented in any English as a second language (ESL) program comprised of the following levels: entry pre-literate, entry literate, basic, and intermediate. The program may be implemented in sessions of 5 hours or 3 hours per day of ESL instruction. The modules of instruction are: (1) oral communications, which includes aural/oral aspects such as listening, pronunciation, and speaking; (2) literacy, which includes reading and writing exercises and practice, and (3) living/job skills, which provide the principle context for the overall goals of the program--self-sufficiency, job-readiness, and cultural competence. In this class, free conversation is stressed so students may feel comfortable expressing opinions, discussing problems, and asking questions while learning listening skills. The guide presents a general description of the basic competency objectives of the curriculum including a breakdown of the skills and subskills encompassed within each. Also presented is a brief summary of the specific objectives for various skill areas at various levels, including some activities and techniques that can be used to realize the objectives. Lastly, a list of suggested instructional materials presented according to skill area is included. (JK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spring Inst. for International Studies, Denver, CO.