ERIC Number: ED116479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
English as a Second Language in Kindergarten--Language and Concept Development. Preschool Education Series, No. 4. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
Oral language development in early childhood education is concerned with conceptual development as well as with skill formation. There seems to be an order in which most children learn to verbalize basic concepts. This guide lists classroom activities that may be used to facilitate and enhance the conceptual development of kindergarten children in heterogeneous groups which include children who are just learning English. The activities are grouped in the following main categories: (1) naming people and objects; (2) following directions; (3) describing actions in progress; (4) describing positional relationships; (5) describing objects; size, color, shape and texture; (6) making comparisons; (7) identifying groups; (8) giving bases for grouping; and (9) telling stories. (Author/TL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Educational Games, English (Second Language), Group Activities, Indochinese, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Learning Processes, Preschool Education, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Story Telling, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Verbal Development
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
Note: Adapted from "Teaching English as a Second Language in the Kindergarten," by Muriel Saville-Troike; For related documents, see FL 007 354-356