ERIC Number: ED218518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
ESL and Coping Skills: A Guide for Teachers.
Lanzano, Susan, Ed.
This guide for teachers contains two articles and four sample lessons on teaching English as a second language (ESL). The first article presents an overview of planning an ESL curriculum which includes coping skills, emphasizing the necessity of teaching language as it is used in everyday life, not just the classroom variety found in textbooks. The second article is a report on a survey developed to assess actual ESL students' opinions on which coping skills are important to learn in a classroom. The survey showed that students need coping skills but are clearly more interested in learning basic English language. The survey also showed differences in what skills were desired by groups of Spanish-speaking persons, Polish, and Japanese. Finally, the guide contains four model lessons which exemplify different possibilities for integrating coping skills as discussed in the overview. Lessons cover wages and paycheck deductions, job interviews, weight loss and nutrition, and job applications, while providing students with knowledge of the future conditional tense, reported statements and questions, and the use of should and should have. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Communication Skills, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Employment Interviews, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Job Application, Lesson Plans, Nutrition, Payroll Records, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Wages
National Adult Education Clearinghouse, Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education Trenton. Bureau of Adult, Continuing, Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Resource Dissemination Center.