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ERIC Number: ED349800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring America: An Ethnographic Unit in an ESL Curriculum.
Wong, Penelope Ann
An American culture curricular unit is described for an integrated skills content based course of an intensive English program. There are five components to the unit, including: (1) listening and speaking; (2) reading and writing; (3) fieldtrips; (4) academic study skills; and (5) English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students as amateur ethnographers. It is through the process of acting as amateur ethnographers and learning about American culture that ESL students master the various skills and activities in these components. The unit has been found to be successful for ESL students in two significant ways: (1) it is an excellent means of helping them develop their English language skills, and (2) it has provided students with skills and techniques they could use to process and understand their cultural experiences. An outline of the unit is appended. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Content Area Teaching; North America