ERIC Number: ED225409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Multi-Sensory Input in the Non-Academic ESL Classroom.
Teaching approaches for adult English as second language students with little previous formal education or native language literacy cannot rely on the traditional written materials. For students who cannot be reached through the written word, approaches must be devised that engage other channels of perceptions. Classroom activities are suggested that tap into the sensory systems of the students, including the kinesthetic, visual, auditory, gustatory, and olfactory. Multisensory presentations should be used so that each student can benefit from his or her preferred modality. The suggested activities focus on unfinished pictures, cartoons, fashion shows, sound effects, records, paralanguage, sampling of native foods, and sampling and discussion of the smells of spices. (RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Note: In its: "CATESOL Occasional Papers," Number 8, p.51-61, Fall 1982; For related documents, see FL 013 455-463; Article based on workshop presented at CATESOL (Monterey, CA, 1981 and Ontario, Canada, 1981).