ERIC Number: ED239031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Northern Nevada ESL Teacher Training Project Handbook. An Evaluation of the Laubach Streamlined Series and the Clovis Life Skills Modules.
A teacher-training project was conducted in Northern Nevada to identify the needs of recent immigrants, to create materials that will meet those needs while keeping on a basic, survival level of English proficiency, and to develop techniques to retain the individuals in class once they have been attracted into the educational program. The project began in October 1979 and progressed through a series of seven workshops, culminating in the publication of this handbook that summarizes the ideas and suggestions of the workshops and provides a guideline for using Laubach and Clovis' materials for teaching adults to read. In the third section of this handbook, the first three books of the five-book Laubach Streamlined Series are discussed, providing an evaluation of Books 1 and 2. The majority of instructors consider the books to be supplemental material, useful with the lowest-level students. A lesson-by-lesson critique of the materials is included in this section. In the fourth section of the handbook, the teachers review the 29 modules of the Clovis life skills material, providing comments and suggestions for teacher use. The next part of the handbook is a selected glossary of difficult or ambiguous words from the Clovis material prepared by the teachers, while the final two parts contain a list of suggested resources and a list of workshop participants. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Truckee Meadows Community Coll., Sparks, NV.