ERIC Number: ED220658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
HELP. Handbook for English Language Paraprofessionals.
Appelson, Marilyn; And Others
This handbook contains a collection of creative ideas and activities for teaching English as a second language (ESL), organized by levels and topics. The handbook helps to foster an understanding of the tutor's role in creating a learning environment and to develop an awareness of the variety of instructional approaches. The format of the handbook, arranged into seven levels and indexed by topic, is designed to help the tutor determine the appropriateness of each lesson for a particular student or group of students. Most of the lessons are self-contained, requiring minimal preparation. Included are visuals, resource sheets (or suggestions for easily obtained materials), notes to the tutor, procedures for carrying out the lesson, and suggestions for conducting activities such as dialogues, role playing, games, chain drills, and coping activities. Often, variations and follow-up activities are suggested to provide opportunities for rehearsing the material and transferring the skills to real communication. Student worksheets augmenting most lessons can be used as prepared or adapted before duplication. Notes on the role of the tutor and tutoring tips also are included in the handbook. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Units of Study, Visual Aids
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, 46 Horrabin Hall, Macomb, IL 61455.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Des Plaines, IL.