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ERIC Number: ED168079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Communication Education and the Teaching of English as a Second Language.
Cooper, Stephen
Changes in the field of teaching English as a second language (TESL), especially in the last two decades, have included increased recognition of the language needs of learners in numerous circumstances and have resulted in greater attention to the problems of language minority groups in the United States. TESL today is strong and growing, has achieved professional status, and has expanded in teaching, teacher training, and research. Three current areas of TESL of potential interest to teachers of speech are programs for bilingual children, for children in immigrant groups, and for minority children who speak a nonstandard dialect such as Black English. Basic resources for TESL teachers include a wide array of professional groups, professional publications, commercial texts and materials, and other aids. The recent stress on communicative competence has led to increased collaboration between ESL and speech or language arts teachers and has had an impact on TESL curriculum design, practical exercises, and testing programs. (GT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Study prepared at Louisiana State University