ERIC Number: ED036795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: N/A
ELS Teacher Education Program.
English Language Services, Inc., Washington, DC.
The ELS (English Language Services) Teacher Education Program is an experimental multi-media self-instructional course in the techniques of teaching English to speakers of other languages. It is designed as an alternate approach to conventional teacher training methods, providing the means of producing new teachers without requiring a professional training staff. The course includes (1) 26 programmed workbooks covering English phonology and grammar, principles of language learning, classroom techniques, and general teaching methodology; (2) 163 8mm sound films; (3) 140 audio tapes; (4) 20 packages of worksheets, participation forms, and other training aids; and (5) 28 volumes of professional reference books in linguistics, methodology, phonology, and grammar. A "learning console," which seats the trainee in complete privacy, is equipped with a sound projector, tape deck, lamp, fan, two speakers, head phones, and accessory electronics. The trainee reads lessons, listens to tapes, observes demonstration films, and practice teaches in simulated classroom situations. The course is designed for an estimated 200 hours of self-paced independent study, at the end of which the trainee responds "automatically and correctly to actual classroom situations and student needs with appropriate teacher behavior and teaching techniques." (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Autoinstructional Aids, English (Second Language), Films, Grammar, Phonology, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Reference Materials, Second Language Learning, Tape Recordings, Teacher Education, Teaching Machines, Teaching Methods
English Language Services, Division of Washington Educational Research Associates, Inc., 5550 Wilkins Court, Rockville, Maryland 20852
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: English Language Services, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: 26 vols. workbooks; 20 packages worksheets; 28 vols. reference books