ERIC Number: ED347862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Adult ESOL Curriculum Development Project, 1989-1991.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
The Palm Beach County, Florida, Adult ESOL Curriculum Development Project, which was funded by a state Section 353 Demonstration Project grant, is described. The primary goal for this 2-year project was to develop a model adult English-for Speakers-of-Other-Languages (ESOL) curriculum for the state. A needs assessment was conducted statewide and a planning committee of administrators and specialists determined the scope of the project. The team determined that: (1) a need existed for separate ESOL curriculum frameworks for adult education and recommendations for program content, textbooks, materials, and tests; and (2) the Mainstream English Language Training (MELT) Student Performance Levels (SPLs) would be used as the common language descriptors for ESOL programs throughout Florida. Developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the MELT/SPLs are used nationally to describe language performance levels of limited-English-proficient students. The curriculum contains the following components: teaching native language literacy; teaching ESOL literacy; teaching ESOL survival/coping skills; teaching ESOL pre-GED; ESOL at the workplace; English language content for vocational education; teaching ESOL citizenship; ESOL promotion and placement testing; ESOL materials; and ESOL teacher training component. (LB) Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Second Language Learning, Statewide Planning, Student Placement, Teacher Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
Identifiers: Florida (Palm Beach County); 353 Project