ERIC Number: ED212886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
ESL for Parents of School-Age Children. Special Project, 1980-1981.
Watson, Elizabeth A.
This packet contains both teacher's guides and learners' materials for a course on English as a Second Language (ESL) for parents of schoolaged children. Developed for use in the DuPage High School District (Villa Park, Illinois), the materials can be used with adaptations by other continuing education programs. The packet contains 14 lessons. For each lesson, a teacher's guide provides performance objectives, grammatical structures to be taught, and lesson notes with information on things the teacher should know before teaching the lesson and activities to be used in teaching the lesson. Student materials for each lesson consist of model conversations, vocabulary, fill-in-the blanks class exercises, questions to be answered in sentences, yes/no exercises, drills, worksheets, and information sheets. Topics covered in the lessons are as follows: attendance and illness; lunch programs; calling the school; report cards; transportation, schedules, and clubs; who works in the schools; using the library; community activities for parents and children; school holidays; keeping in touch with the schools; your child's health; the DuPage County Health Department; telephone tapes; and things to do with children in DuPage County. The lessons are aimed at helping parents with limited English speaking skills to deal with their children's school and the community. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Community Health Services, Community Resources, Community Services, Continuing Education, Conversational Language Courses, Course Content, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Parent School Relationship, Parents
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: DuPage High School District 88, Villa Park, IL.