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ERIC Number: ED036799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 143
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English as a Second Language: From Theory to Practice. A Synthesis of Lectures and Demonstrations Given Between 1960 and 1964 for the U.S. Department of State.
Finocchiaro, Mary
Designed for use both in the United States and abroad, this manual for teachers of English as a second language is concerned with "minimum essentials" and is written in lay language. In the first chapter, the author deals with the nature of language and language learning; some features of the English language; students, school and community; and contributions of other sciences. In Chapters II and III, she discusses curriculum development and language skills and in Chapters IV and V, materials and techniques of instruction, testing and evaluation. In the final chapter she offers practical suggestions for dealing with such classroom problems as overly large groups, slow or disinterested students, and disparity of linguistic backgrounds and age. Appended to this guide are definitions of useful terms, a bibliography, some additional resources, and an index. (AMM)
Regents Publishing Co., Simon and Schuster, Inc., Educational Division, 1 West 39th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018 ($1.95)
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