ERIC Number: ED155946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Techniques for Introducing the Newspaper to ESL Students. TEAL Occasional Papers, Vol. 2, 1978.
Newspapers are practical sources of materials to help students of English as a second language (ESL) reach some degree of reading competency. Nine objectives for using the newspaper with ESL students are presented, and teaching procedures and techniques that can be used in the classroom are described. For example, newspaper pictures can be used for students in groups of two and for class or group activities. A more difficult assignment is the study of the headline story of a particular edition on the weekend. Advantages of using the newspaper include the interest level of current events and the abundance of inexpensive, complicated material. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Newspapers, Pictorial Stimuli, Reading Assignments, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Maureen C. Sawkins, British Columbia Association of TEAL, c/o King Edward Campus, V.C.C., 2750 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ($2.50 Canadian plus $.50 postage)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Association of Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Vancouver.