ERIC Number: ED101161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Regional Institute for the Training of Teachers of English as a Second Language to Adult Puerto Ricans.
Tiscornia, Joseph; And Others
The institute provided an opportunity for 83 English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers to practice with an existing class of non-English speakers. Participants were divided into small groups, and each group was assigned a master teacher to supervise the entire three weeks of activities. Activities included: demonstration and discussion, curriculum planning and development, planning of units and lessons to be utilized in practice-teaching sessions, reviewing and evaluating video tapes of practicum sessions, library research, and room preparation for practice teaching. The document lists participants, course requirements, and selected remarks from guest speakers. Also included are illustrative lesson plans prepared by participants and master teachers, each organized according to content, techniques, materials, and time allotment. Representative institute handouts include the following topics: classroom methods in oral practice, contrasting structural patterns, guidelines to second language learning, principles of teaching adults, a self-evaluation form, a guide to cultural information, types of structural drill, the ESL experimental syllabus outline, illustrations, a teaching vocabulary, a checklist of minimal competencies, a selected bibliography, and an annotated resource guide. (MW)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, English (Second Language), Institutes (Training Programs), Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Lesson Plans, Master Teachers, Minimum Competencies, Puerto Ricans, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Glassboro State Coll., NJ.; Jersey City State Coll., NJ.