ERIC Number: ED179101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
I Speak English: A Tutor's Guide to Teaching Conversational English.
Colvin, Ruth J.
Prior to setting forth recommended classroom procedures, this guide discusses the needs and characteristics of the student of English as a second language (ESL) as well as the requirements for successful ESL tutoring. The principles of ESL testing are set forth, and an informal placement pre-test and post test are included. The units of instruction cover both teaching methods and course content. Discussions of basic classroom techniques, such as various types of drills and the use of visual aids, alternate with descriptions of classroom activities designed to meet specific goals. These goals include the development of language skills, progress toward U.S. citizenship, and fostering cross-cultural communication. The last chapter consists of a tutor competency evaluation. (JB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language Tests, Material Development, Student Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Units of Study
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., 623 Midtown Plaza, 700 East Water Street, Syracuse, NY 13210 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers, Inc., Syracuse, NY.