ERIC Number: ED240389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The ESL Refugee Program: A Nuts and Bolts Presentation.
Neff, Monroe C.; Zal, Eli
A 12-month program provides adult Indochinese refugees with the basic communication skills and understanding of American culture needed to help them secure or upgrade employment. Offered through the community college system, the program is divided into four levels of instruction: non-literate, beginning, intermediate, and upper intermediate. The curriculum at each level consists of reading, grammar, tests, and an outside speaker program. Staff development includes preservice workshops and teacher observations. Special attention is also given to preparing staff for cultural differences in dealing with the Indochinese population. A list of special considerations describes the problems of pronunciation and the special needs of a non-literate student body. Appendices contain a course description, samples of tests, a discussion of cultural differences, songs for use in an English as a second language class, and an evaluation instrument. (LP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Asian Americans, Community Education, Continuing Education, Cultural Context, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Indochinese, Program Descriptions, Refugees, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Houston Community Coll. System, TX. Adult and Continuing Education Div.