ERIC Number: ED238249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report on ESL Instruction for Adult Immigrants from North & Central America.
Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, Inc.
A federally funded program in English as a Second Language involving 516 North and Central American immigrants in two Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., is described. The instruction began in 1981 in three public schools, and had good attendance and high student motivation. The following aspects of the program are outlined and discussed: (1) outreach efforts, including a newsletter, mail and telephone contacts, and distribution of information at community locations and through community service organizations; (2) the demographic characteristics of the participants (sex, age, nationality, county of residence, employment status, trade skills, English proficiency, and formal education); (3) curriculum emphases and priorities; (4) anecdotal accounts of participant improvement; (5) agencies assisting the program; (6) participant improvement in English language skills; (7) participant improvement in life skills; (8) participant enhancement of employment status; and (9) remaining educational, occupational, and social needs. Performance objectives for five units of survival skills training and forms related to the program are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Achievement Gains, Adult Education, Attendance Patterns, Daily Living Skills, Educational Needs, Employment Level, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Hispanic Americans, Language Skills, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Refugees, Second Language Programs, Spanish Speaking, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland