ERIC Number: ED223872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for the New Adult ESL Teacher.
Bright, Jeffrey P.; And Others
This basic guide for teaching English as a second language (ESL) to adults provides new instructors with information on differences involved in teaching limited English-proficient adults. It also provides recommendations on how to teach ESL. Divided into seven chapters, each one covers an aspect of adult ESL and contains a brief introduction, suggestions for further reading, and informative material. Chapter 1 provides definitions and discusses characteristics of ESL adult learners as well as features and values of adult ESL programs. Descriptions of adult second-language learners are found in chapter 2. Chapter 3 contains a fundamental framework of the four phases of teaching and learning a second language and offers three model lesson plans. What to teach is the focus of chapter 4. The scope and sequence for developing the ESL curriculum for four sequential groups is reprinted from prior material, and information on sentence patterns, essential vocabulary for literacy and reading, general knowledge areas (for example, life skills for ESL instruction), English consonants and vowels, and cultural considerations are provided. Chapter 5 suggests methods and techniques that fit into the teaching framework described in chapter 3. The guide concludes with a teacher self-evaluation form suitable for use as a periodic progress check. Chapter 6 provides materials on evaluation and useful visual aids. Chapter 7 provides information about sources of ongoing help for new adult ESL instructors. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.; Illinois State Dept. of Public Aid, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 034 432-435.