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ERIC Number: ED263775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Meeting Friends and Bumming Cigarettes: Training Teachers to Teach Social Language.
Phillips, John; Cribbs, Diane
Passage, v1 n1 p19-23 Win 1985
In an effort to address both the interests of Khmer and Vietnamese refugee students and the experiences of refugees making the adjustment to life in the United States, the Galang Refugee Processing Center developed a social language unit to add to the curriculum. The unit is designed to teach students socially appropriate ways to make and communicate with friends. The English-speaking Indonesian teachers at the center, most of whom have not been to the United States, are trained in the language used in the unit and in the subtle features of American culture underlying the language use. Simulation and role-playing, recorded on viedotape, are used to train the teachers. Also, in response to teacher interest in additional information, handouts containing a variety of dialogues were prepared and distributed. Classroom games and situation cards were also developed for teacher training and classroom use. A result of the unit's inclusion has been more social language use outside the classroom at the refugee center. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A