ERIC Number: ED101147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-3
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Training Workshop for TESL to Adult Speakers of French and English as a Second Language Workshop in Boston, Providence, Hartford. Final Report: July 22, 1971 - August 31, 1972.
School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.
The final report presents descriptions of activities, procedures, evaluations, recommendations, and conclusions of two series of workshops undertaken to inform ABE teachers in New England of innovative techniques in teaching English as a second language (ESL). Workshop participants were introduced to fresh and provocative teaching methods that could be used creatively to stimulate student interest. Creativity and having teachers write their own language materials or adapt existing material to their own needs were emphasized. Part 1 of the report describes the Saxton's River and Presque Isle workshops for adult speakers of French, followup workshops, and evaluations and comments based on responses to a questionnaire. Appended are guidelines to ESL techniques, a transformation grid, a six-page bibliography, and a list of staff and participants. Workshops in Boston, Providence, and Hartford to improve classroom skills of ESL teachers are described and evaluated in part 2, and guidelines to such ESL techniques as the Silent Way, action chain, controlled conversation, skits, vocabulary and spelling games are discussed. Participant lists are appended. Recommendations and conclusions regarding workshops, participants, and procedures conclude the report. Participants expressed positive results from the workshops. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.