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ERIC Number: ED038643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 4
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An English Exercise.
Derrick, June
Workers from the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Cyprus, and Southern Italy have been immigrating with their families to the major industrial cities of Britain in appreciable numbers from the mid 1950s onwards. In order to provide an education in English for the immigrant workers' children enrolled in the local schools, the Schools Council funded a curriculum development project at Leeds University to look specifically at the language needs of non-English-speaking immigrant children, to produce teaching materials, and to promote relevant teacher training. "Scope, Stage 1," an initial course in English for children aged eight to 15, is the first publication (by Books for Schools, Ltd., 1969) to issue from this project. The scheme is organized around a series of themes that relate to the immigrant child and his social and linguistic needs. Structural and phonological features of English are emphasized, techniques for presenting new language points and suggestions for re-presenting, practicing, and consolidating the same language points in a variety of situations in and outside the classroom are provided. The materials are designed to be flexible and to "knit together strands from several disciplines and methodologies to show that every teacher can be a language teacher." (AMM)
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Note: Paper given at the fourth annual TESOL Convention, San Francisco, California, March 18-21, 1970