ERIC Number: ED223065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Survival Communication Instruction for Classroom Teachers of Students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Holt, Louise; And Others
Guidelines and techniques for assisting limited English proficient students in adjusting to their new environment and learning to communicate in English are provided for classroom teachers without previous training in teaching English as a second language. The language and cultural differences of minority students in Utah are noted so that teachers can aid the cultural and social adjustment of new students from the moment of their arrival. Orientation to the school through the use of the orientation tapes available in 11 languages, preliminary English proficiency assessment for placement, and the teaching of basic English vocabulary and phrases for immediate communication are described. The contents of the Holt-Gudmundson Preliminary LEP Assessment Inventory are presented and seven other assessment instruments are discussed. Also covered are the use of total physical response activities to strengthen listening comprehension, survival phrases and social expressions, questions, statements and requests, basic language patterns, and English teaching materials and texts. (RW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Students, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Limited English Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Non English Speaking, School Orientation, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Program Administration.