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ERIC Number: ED129061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Learning English a Different Way. Adult Education Series, No. 3. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
This brief article discusses, in English, Vietnamese, and Cambodian, the best method for Indochinese refugees in the U.S. to learn to speak and understand English fluently. The grammar-translation method is not recommended. Instead, audiolingual methods are stressed, as well as constant oral practice, either with a teacher or native speaker. Communication is emphasized as the primary goal. Suggestions for learning English include: daily practice; using English instead of relying on gestures; an ESL course as a good basis; and oral communication with Americans while learning. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiolingual Methods, Austro Asiatic Languages, Cambodian, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Indochinese, Language Skills, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Vietnamese
the five Bilingual Resource Centers in Brooklyn, New York; Arlington Heights, Illinois; Lafayette, Louisiana; San Diego, California; and Berkeley, California (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.