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ERIC Number: ED103703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: 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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