ERIC Number: ED197628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teaching ESL to Illiterate Adults. Adult Education Series #9. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Ranard, Don; Hazerson, Wayne
This guide brings together two articles on the teaching of reading to Indochinese refugee adults who are illiterate, semiliterate, or non-Roman alphabet literate. In "Teaching Literacy to Adult Non-Native Speakers of English," Don Ranard addresses the questions of placement in literacy classes, native vs. English literacy, teaching reading and other language skills concurrently, applicability of reading research, and objectives. The whole word method is advocated over the phonic method. A specific program is described and illustrated with a sample lesson. In "Literacy Training for Limited English Speaking Adult Learners," Wayne W. Haverson describes a program that emphasizes minimum competencies in pre-reading skills, survival skills, symbol writing, sight word reading, phonics, and spoken language with written forms exemplified by language experience stories. Examples of exercises in each area are included. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: English Language Resource Center, Washington, DC.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.