ERIC Number: ED054653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Statement of Qualifications and Guidelines for Preparation of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages in the United States.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
The guidelines established here are specifically for the preparation of teachers of English to speakers of other languages. The article does not present a set curriculum or recommend a series of course titles. After a brief discussion of the preparation of the American school teacher, the guidelines deal specifically with the English as a second language (ESL) teacher, listing objectives in American schools, personal qualities, attitudes, skills, experience, and knowledge. The minimal objectives of an ESL teacher-education program are given along with the features of such a program. There is a rating chart for judging the qualifications of ESL teachers in the areas of applied linguistics, culture and civilization, and professional knowledge. The chart also considers the language skill qualifications of ESL teachers who are non-native speakers of English. (VM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Applied Linguistics, Cultural Education, English (Second Language), General Education, Guidelines, Language Skills, Literature, Native Speakers, Non English Speaking, Objectives, Professional Education, Qualifications, Standards, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.