ERIC Number: ED217709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Techniques in Teaching English for the Job.
Macdonald, Ross; And Others
Using a non-technical presentation, this guide shows how computer analysis of job-relevant text materials can be used in developing language instruction for limited-English-proficient students. The chapters deal with the following issues: (1) how English language skills that are needed for success on the job can be taught more efficiently and effectively; (2) how to shorten time spent on lesson planning; and (3) how persons with no prior computer experience can use existing computer resources to accomplish the preceding goals. After a chapter introducing definitions, background, and rationale, a second chapter explains and gives examples of six types of text analysis. These include word lists, concordances, word combinations, word segment distributions, and uses of grammatical codes. Chapter 3 provides a simple explanation of procedures using text analyses to develop language teaching activities related to specific vocational content. Sample activities from vocational programs are included as illustrations. The fourth chapter explains how to obtain text analyses and provides a basis for making cost determinations. Three appendices present explanations of grammatical codes, a methodology of teaching English for the job, and a bibliography of resources. (AMH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, English for Special Purposes, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Word Lists
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite B2-11, Rosslyn, VA 22209 ($3.75 plus $1.75 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Arlington, VA.; InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.