ERIC Number: ED125294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Survival English: A Second Language Program for Indo-Chinese Refugees Who Resided at Fort Indiantown Gap During the Summer of 1975.
Chestnut, David T.; And Others
This survival English text is written for Indochinese, sixteen years old and over, who do not have the very basic listening and speaking skills needed for living in America. The lessons are designed to develop a functional listening and speaking vocabulary of approximately 900 words, over an instructional span of nine weeks or less. Reading and writing skills are not emphasized. Each lesson is divided into three parts: new vocabulary, dialogues, and pattern drills. The vocabulary section isolates and emphasizes words and phrases which require some explanation. Dialogues serve to employ new vocabulary in practical, commonplace conversation. Pattern drills provide the student with an opportunity to practice basic linguistic structures without recourse to formal instruction in grammar. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), English (Second Language), Indochinese, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Lesson Plans, Listening Skills, North American English, Pattern Drills (Language), Refugees, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania