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ERIC Number: ED129068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
English Lessons for Refugee Adults - A Guide for Volunteers, Tutors and Teachers. Adult Education Series, No. 6. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
This guide for tutors and teachers dealing with adult Indochinese refugees learning English provides guidelines for materials selection and use, and for making language lessons maximally effective and interesting for the refugee. As an introduction, background information is provided on the refugee's attitudes towards learning English. This is followed by suggestions on practical matters such as time and place of lessons. A section on teaching materials discusses ESL materials and how to use them in lessons. A section on teaching methods covers lesson preparation and teaching; pronunciation, and homework. The following special problems are discussed: illiteracy, insistence on grammar, desire to learn without a teacher's help, tapes, desire to continue past the survival course, and desire not to continue. One section is devoted to teaching classes as opposed to tutoring. Finally, a brief bibliography of ESL texts, teaching aids, and information sources is provided. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, English (Second Language), Individual Instruction, Indochinese, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Lesson Plans, Pronunciation, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Vocabulary
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.