ERIC Number: ED072131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Evaluation of 1971-1972 English as a Second Language Program, Non-Public Schools. Final Report.
Erickson, Edsel L.; And Others
The teaching of "English as a Second Language" (ESL) program in the nonpublic schools of New York City, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is designed to help students who are learning English as a second language. The main purposes of ESL in the non-public schools are to improve pupils' English speaking, comprehension, and fluency. Other objectives are to help the ESL students: (1) develop or maintain self-concepts of ability to learn in school tasks; and (2) develop more positive relationships with peers who speak English as their first language. During this past school year approximately 1897 school children, Grades Kindergarten through Eight in 47 non-public schools who earned C to F ratings on the "New York City Scale of Pupils' Ability to Speak English" were enrolled in special sessions taught by licensed teachers in ESL, English, and foreign language. The ESL teachers involved in this project instruct small groups of children (five through nine years) in separate rooms during the school day. The audiolingual approach is used at the start followed by the teaching of reading and writing in the second language. A variety of drill procedures involving repetition of an accurate language model are employed in order to eliminate difficulties of sounds, intonation, rhythm, and stress. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I