ERIC Number: ED263779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
"So What Do You Do in There Anyway?"
There is a widespread lack of understanding of what bilingual and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction consist of, and the day-to-day classroom operations are not easy to explain. Both bilingual and ESL instruction have seen rapid expansion in recent years, and the instructional and curricular approaches have been refined. It has been found that rather than emphasizing only discrete language skills, ESL teachers need to provide learning strategies that will apply to the acquisition of language skills beyond the specialized bilingual or ESL program. Sources are suggested for learning strategies in oral language, reading, and writing, as well as for articulation of the specialized program with mainstream instruction. Bilingual and ESL instructors have three basic responsibilities at all levels, to: (1) know fully the methodologies and curricula of the respective fields; (2) know and teach strategies in the essential skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; and (3) know what skills students need upon exit from the instructional program. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Language Key to Learning. Selected Papers from the Annual State Convention of the Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (12th, 1984). Volume V. (FL 015 399).