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ERIC Number: ED217700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-87281-303-7
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.