ERIC Number: ED103703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Bridging the Asian Language and Cultural Gap: An Adult Basic Education Program. Interim Report, 1971-72.
Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Career and Continuing Education.
The document describes a project designed to help the Asian adult bridge the language and cultural gap through a two-pronged approach to the problem: the development of curriculum materials designed to deal with the specific phonological and structural problems of the Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Korean students; and the sponsorship of in-service sessions for the purpose of giving the ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers a better understanding of the socio-cultural and linguistic backgrounds of their students. The document is organized into three major sections: a progress report, a description of in-service training sessions, and instructional materials. Three in-service training sessions are described: (1) socio-cultural-economic backgrounds of the Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, and Koreans; (2) the linguistic backgrounds of the Japanese and Koreans; and (3) the linguistic backgrounds of the Filipinos and Chinese. The instructional materials section provides phonological charts, structural charts, and a sample lesson. The lessons are situationally oriented, structurally sequenced, and designed to develop oral communication skills as well as reading and writing skills appropriate to the beginning level student. A collection of press releases concludes the document. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Asian Americans, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Opportunities, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Lesson Plans, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Career and Continuing Education.
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