ERIC Number: ED337058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-14
Reference Count: 0
Nonliterate Adult ESL Students. An Introduction for Teachers.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Adult, Alternative, and Continuation Education Div.
Fourteen teachers from four California school districts developed this practical guide for teachers faced with a growing number of adult nonliterate students in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs. The guide is organized as follows: student goals and objectives, student characteristics, student identification, classroom activities, classroom materials, and classroom organization. Specific language characteristics of Hmong, Vietnamese, Cambodian (Khmer), Mien (Lao), Chinese, and Spanish are summarized briefly, as are cultural traits. Suggestions are offered for visual assessment, and specific activities are identified for symbolizing writing, developing sensory-motor skills, understanding that letters represent sounds/words, developing basic sight vocabulary, and developing basic writing skills. Basic classroom materials are identified, including many that are commercially available. Classroom organization is described for teachers in a "regular" ESL class, a nonliterate ESL class, in a class with an aide, and with equipment. An experimental summary of sequence and content is appended. Contains 7 references. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Illiteracy, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Second Language Instruction, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Adult, Alternative, and Continuation Education Div.
Identifiers: California; 310 Project