ERIC Number: ED187147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Life Situations: Incorporating Community Resources into the Adult ESL Curriculum. CATESOL Occasional Papers, No. 5.
An Adult Basic Education curriculum utilizing community resources to help second language learners cope in real life situations is described. Curriculum topics lasting two to four weeks are studied through the use of speakers, films, real-life materials and field trips. Individual lessons cover: (1) community services, (2) consumer education, (3) cultural awareness, (4) employment, (5) family life, (6) government/citizenship, (7) law, (8) health, and (9) recreation. Life skills, vocabulary, and grammar are taught at each level through role playing, dialogues, conversations, and other oral, reading, and writing activities. An extensive list of possible speakers, trips, films, real-life materials, suggested classroom activities, textbooks, and other resources is included for each topic. (PMJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Citizenship Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Community Resources, Consumer Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, English (Second Language), Family Life, Films, Grammar, Health, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Material Development, Media Selection, Minority Groups, Pronunciation, Recreation, School Community Programs, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Needs, Textbooks, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Note: Paper presented at the CATESOL State Conference (San Francisco, CA, March 1978).