ERIC Number: ED263752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Keeping Up with the Joneses. A Soap Opera for Adult ESL Students.
A series of high-interest, low English-language-learning-level stories developed for adult students of English as a second language are combined as a soap opera for classroom use. An introductory section outlines techniques for presentation of the texts on tape and in written form and for exercises in listening, making inferences, reading, and discussion. Suggestions are made for creative group follow-up activities. Each unit includes one story and a student worksheet with exercises for story comprehension, communication, grammar, vocabulary development, practice with idioms, discussion, and composition. The grammar and communication exercises are indexed, and lists of unit vocabulary items and idioms are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Daily Living Skills, Dramatics, English (Second Language), Grammar, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Idioms, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.