ERIC Number: ED189870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Adult Bilingual Education: Goals, Strategies and Organization of It.
Pinton, Giorgio A.
Objectives, organization, and teaching strategies for adult Spanish-English bilingual education programs are discussed. It is maintained that these programs exist on a continuum; the position of a particular program on the continuum will be determined by the learning needs of the students vis-a-vis English skills on the one hand and knowledge of cultural heritage on the other. Instructional objectives are governed with regard to form by the demands of learning English, and with regard to content by adult performance level (APL) situations. In other words, the acquisition of English skills is to coincide with the development of life skills. In the organization of programs, the physical arrangement of the classroom should encourage an atmosphere that is both friendly and dynamic. Effective classroom techniques include, for ESL, a film forum and, for Spanish, discussions of highly motivational themes (e.g., Puerto Rican independence). (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to a course in bilingual education, University of Hartford, CT.