ERIC Number: ED098269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language, 1973-1974. Hartford Moves Ahead: An Evaluative Report.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
The goal of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, partially funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is to help youngsters master the oral and written skills of English which are necessary for success in an English-speaking mainstream education. Since the non-English speaking youngster attends an ESL class for only about one hour or less per day, the classroom teacher must see that her lessons are adapted to the comprehension level of the non-English speaking student, and that her instructions are understandable to him. The ESL teacher provides what is basically a supportive service. Working with small groups of children for part of each school day, the ESL teacher provides practice, experience, and serves as an English-speaking model to help youngsters understand and communicate in what is for them a new and different language. The ESL teacher also provides demonstration lessons and helps to integrate the non-English speaking student into the general classroom language program. Three reception areas also are in operation. Staffed by ESL teachers and bilingual assistants, each center provides orientational assistance, translational services, and instruction to one of the three schools which have the largest proportion of Puerto Rican youngsters in the city. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I