ERIC Number: ED288579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
English Skills Tutorial Package for Limited English Proficiency Students.
Rinnander, Elizabeth; Spinelli, Maria-Lydia
This handbook describes Los Angeles Pierce College's (LAPC's) English Skills Tutorial Package, which seeks to identify specific areas of strength and weakness in students' language proficiency and to strengthen those specific areas through discrete and holistic approaches and, sometimes, conscious coaching. Following introductory comments about the discrete tutoring approach and the rationale for its use at LAPC, the handbook contains: (1) background information about the Extended Opportunity and Services Program (EOPS) English Skills Survey; (2) the English Skills Survey answer booklet; (3) a copy of the English skills profile to be completed based on test results; (4) instructions for test administration; (5) samples of completed profiles; (6) "What Every Tutor Should Know about Second Language Acquisition," which covers the sociolinguistics of second language acquisition and the role of helping programs, communicative competence, receptive and productive competence, acquisition versus learning, and principles of communicative growth; (7) "What We Learned," which reviews the insights gained through the use of the tutorial package at LAPC in the areas of tutoring adults, students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and helping adult learners with pronunciation problems; (8) "Evaluating the Students' Needs"; (9) "The Contrast between English as a Second Language and English Instruction"; and (10) "Some How To's," including how to divide tutoring time, how to deal with specific problem structures, how to teach intonation and stress, how to use reported speech exercises, how to teach sequences of tenses, and some important don'ts. Appendixes provide additional instructional material. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Pierce Coll., Woodland Hills, CA.