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ERIC Number: ED187147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Life Situations: Incorporating Community Resources into the Adult ESL Curriculum. CATESOL Occasional Papers, No. 5.
Brown, Sandra
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)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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).