ERIC Number: ED153498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Supplemental ESL Activities for Classroom Teachers. Elementary Education Series, No. 6. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
This bulletin is intended to help classroom teachers who have Indochinese refugee children in their classes. In many places where there is no English as a second language (ESL) program, it is the classroom teacher and auxiliary personnel who must teach the children English sentence patterns, pronunciation and vocabulary. When more than one teacher is involved in instructing the child, it is important that they keep each other informed in order to reinforce vocabulary or structure learning activities. They should also try to maintain an awareness of and sensitivity to the refugee child's background, recent experiences and the frustration he/she must be experiencing because of lack of English. With regard to methods and materials, they will find in this bulletin many suggestions for vocabulary and reading instruction, an annotated list of dictionaries, story books, flash cards and language development kits as well as suggestions for their use. Suggestions are also provided for classroom teachers who are solely responsible for instructing refugee children. These suggestions concern materials for teaching ESL, hints on class organization, a list of learning activities and sources of materials. (AMH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Indochinese, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Proficiency, Language Programs, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Non English Speaking, Reading Instruction, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Social Influences, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vietnamese, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.