ERIC Number: ED217700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
ESL/Coping Skills for Adult Learners. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 46.
Vaut, Ellen D.
This book deals with several aspects of teaching everyday survival skills to adult English as a second language (ESL) students. The basic orientation of the book is based on a determination of skills students need to cope in a community. This determination involves consideration of the skills the community requires, the skills the students lack, and the skills the person may reasonably learn in a given period of time. A list of basic skills for beginning students is provided. The other sections of the book give practical suggestions for: (1) placing and evaluating students, (2) developing teaching strategies for the pre-book class, (3) examining the literacy factor in coping skills, (4) considering cultural factors, and (5) using community resources to gather material. Concrete examples are provided throughout the book; the final section provides a sample lesson plan and a bibliography of resources. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Adults, Basic Skills, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Community Resources, Cultural Education, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Lesson Plans, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Center for Applied Linguistics, P.O. Box 4866, Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.