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ERIC Number: ED382003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-20
Pages: 118
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Curriculum Design for the Bosnian Refugee Resettlement Committee's Adult ESL Program.
Mahnen, Barbara
This document outlines a curriculum design intended for use with Bosnian refugees living in the United States learning English as a Second Language for survival purposes. The first chapter identifies the setting of instruction and background information regarding this refugee group. The second chapter reviews the theoretical issues of adult education and adult second language learning that form the basis for the decisions made in designing the curriculum. Chapter 3 is an illustration of the needs of the learners. In reviewing the learners' needs, three different groups of learners emerged. The first group was pre-literate in their native language and needed survival English as well as literacy training. The second group was literate and needed survival English. The third group consisted of those learners who had some previous English instruction and were interested in learning English to continue academic studies in the United States. These three groups were assigned to different levels of instruction and each level of instruction was based on an appropriate syllabus type. Pedagogical concerns, such as the linguistic focus of instruction for each level is included in chapter 3. Finally, chapter 4 covers practical issues such as materials, resources, tutor training, classroom activities, feedback, assessment, and evaluation. Sample lesson plans are also included at the end of the curriculum design. Although the curriculum plan is intended for use with this special group of refugees, it can easily be adapted for use with other refugee groups. Contains 65 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bosnians; United States