ERIC Number: ED208643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
On TESOL '80. Building Bridges: Research and Practice in Teaching English as a Second Language. Selected papers from the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (14th, San Francisco, California, March 4-9, 1980).
Fisher, Janet Cameron, Ed.; And Others
Plenary selections include reports on the difficulties facing non-native English speakers who choose ESL as a profession, the strengths and weaknesses of university-based teacher-training programs, the language situation in the United States with concentration on TESOL and language in American life, the need for communication among the major professional organizations concerned with linguistic and cultural factors in education, English for Special Purposes, and the interrelatedness of TESOL research and training. Insights into research are provided in discussions of the role of ESL programs in hastening the extinction of indigenous languages in foreign coutries, the relationship between bilingualism and cognitive function, intake control in second language learning, the role of prefabricated utterances in learners' progression toward native-like control of English, language proficiency of newly placed students compared with that of continuing students, and the attitudes of American undergraduates toward the language of foreign teaching assistants. Papers focusing on practice and application include reviews of university training programs for the rural ESL teacher, teaching in non-instructional settings, communicative disorders in the ESL classroom, problems in ESL programs, language learning via drama, ESL teacher intercultural awareness training, and vocabulary preparation for reading in the content area. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Asian Americans, Bilingualism, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Ability, Communication Disorders, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Drama, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Language Usage, Reading, Rural Education, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Participation, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Methods, Testing, Urban Education, Vocabulary Development
TESOL, 202 D.C. Transit Building, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.