ERIC Number: ED152868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
English as a Second Language for the Asian Languages and Cultures.
Los Angeles City Schools, CA.
This guide is designed for classroom teachers who work with non English dominant Asian students from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Historic information, English as a Second Language contrasts, and cultural information are included. The three basic components of the guide are the phonological, the syntactical, and the cultural. A study which describes and compares the sounds of English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Spanish was conducted in order to show the differences between English and the non English languages. The results of the study suggest that similarities and differences between the sounds of the student's native language and English can present a variety of problems to the learner. In addition to technical difficulties with language, cultural problems of the Asian in the classroom are described. These include problems with the student-teacher relationship, classroom activities, etiquette, eating, superstition. A bibliography, arranged by country, is included. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA.