ERIC Number: ED245119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Opening Lines. A Competency-Based Curriculum in English as a Second Language. A Teacher's Handbook.
World Education, Inc., New York, NY.; Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.; Save the Children Federation, Inc.
This handbook contains a hands-on curriculum for teaching everyday living skills to English as a Second Language students, especially those who have had little formal education. It emphasizes students' use of language and an understanding of U.S. culture to communicate and get along. Although designed for Southeast Asian refugees, it can be used with other groups of adults or young people. The handbook consists of seven parts: (1) an introduction that provides information about the training program for refugees that led to the development of the handbook and that explains how to use the handbook; (2) the curriculum--30 lessons, presented in four levels (pre-literate, beginning, intermediate, advanced); (3) a section on learning and teaching; (4) a section on language instruction; (5) lesson planning (including a sample lesson plan); (6) teaching techniques; and (7) an appendix that contains supplemental information such as a guide to pronunciation problems, a materials list, and questions students often ask about American culture. Among the topics covered in the lessons are greetings, family, food/clothes/money, medical, housing, shopping, calendar/telephone, geography/weather, appointments, transportation, post office/school, banking, employment, job skills, sponsors, emergencies, social life, restaurants, and community living. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Indochinese, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, North American Culture, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC. Bureau of Refugee Programs.
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., New York, NY.; Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.; Save the Children Federation, Inc.
Note: For a related document, see CE 039 161.