ERIC Number: ED225355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The ESL Miscellany: A Cultural and Linguistic Inventory of American English. Resource Handbook Number 2.
Clark, Raymond C.; And Others
Lists of topics and elements in American English are provided for use in developing English as second language (ESL) materials and lessons. The 128 lists are presented under five categories: (1) examples of grammatical forms; (2) common communicative situations, topics, and functions; (3) aspects of American culture; (4) metalinguistic factors such as spelling, symbols, and abbreviations; and (5) paralinguistic aspects such as gestures. These lists are not intended to provide rules for usage but rather references to what can be covered in the ESL classroom. Among the specific topics covered are verb tenses, irregular verbs, idioms, shopping, employment, holidays, sports teams, and television programming. A framework for lesson planning is also provided. (RW)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Traits, English (Second Language), Grammar, Idioms, Lesson Plans, North American English, Paralinguistics, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication, Standard Spoken Usage
Pro Lingua Associates, 15 Elm St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A