ERIC Number: ED227235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Emergency English. A Handbook for Tutors of Non-English Speaking Students.
Lane, Martha A.
This teacher's guide contains suggestions and lessons for teaching reading and writing to North American adults learning English as a second language. It can also be used to help English-speaking adults gain literacy skills. The guide introduces tutors to teaching "emergency English"--essential vocabulary and conversations (dialogues) on day-to-day topics that newcomers will find immediately helpful. The guide contains six chapters. The first chapter explains the role of the tutor and provides tutoring hints, while chapter 2 provides background information on the English language. In chapters 3 and 4, the tutor is taken step-by-step through the processes of teaching and writing a lesson, while chapter 5 contains 25 lesson outlines. These outlines cover teaching everyday living skills including foods, telling time, money, shopping, cooking, calendars, families, measuring, maps, transportation, asking questions, using the telephone, household items, mail, describing people, personal health, clothing, jobs, checks and money orders, housing, paying bills, and the seasons. Drills and exercises are included in the lessons. The final chapter of the guide contains 50 lessons on pronunciation of the sounds of English. Appendixes to the guide provide a lesson plan worksheet and a bibliography. (This teaching guide is designed to be used with the student Emergency English Workbook.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Basic Vocabulary, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Workbooks, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For a related document see CE 034 933.