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ERIC Number: ED053604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 9
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Problems and Priorities.
Finocchiaro, Mary
English Record, v21 n4 p39-47 Apr 1971
Many problems in English as a second language (ESL) programs arise because learners and teachers have subscribed to false statements and labels concerning cultural situations and teaching methods. The teaching approach should make provision for the differing learning styles of the pupils. A bilingual-bicultural program should be instituted in all schools to enable the ESL learner to develop his native language skills and to understand his cultural heritage as a source of pride, as well as to know English well enough to communicate with his English-speaking neighbors and to avail himself of all educational opportunities. Colleges and educational agencies must develop teachers and other personnel to teach ESL with these concepts in mind. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.
Note: Special Anthology Issue and Monograph 14, and adapted from an address presented to the New York TESOL Affiliate, New York, N.Y., November 11, 1970