ERIC Number: ED215581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teaching English to Cubans. General Information Series #25. Refugee Education Guide.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language and Orientation Resource Center.
This guide has three sections dealing with information of use to persons involved in teaching English as a second language (ESL) to Cubans. First, it provides information on the current Cuban educational system and the level of literacy found among Cuban adults in Cuba. Secondly, it gives a brief overview of the Spanish spoken in Cuba with special attention to its pronunciation and spelling. Finally, it presents teaching materials that deal with the particular pronunciation problems Cuban students might have in learning English. In this final section, the major points of difference between English and Cuban Spanish pronunciation are presented in chart form and 33 pronunciation lessons are outlined. The lessons consist of minimal pairs, minimal sentences, practice sentences, and notes. A detailed development of the first lesson is given to illustrate how the lessons can be presented to a class. (AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language and Orientation Resource Center.