ERIC Number: ED264384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Mainstream English Language Training Project (MELT) Resource Package.
Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
This resource package is the product of seven national demonstration projects funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The package is intended to assist persons involved with refugee language training in developing programs that address the ORR's English language training goals. The guide is divided into sections addressing the following topics: (1) the purpose, content, and use of the Mainstream English Language Training (MELT) Project resource package; (2) student performance levels; (3) core curriculum; and (4) testing. Appendixes to the individual sections include MELT demonstration project information, lists of literacy enabling skills, an index of grammatical structures, examples of performance objectives, sample needs assessments developed at various project demonstration sites, sample lesson plans and learning activities, assorted checklists, and examples of locally adapted curricula. A chart of English as a Second Language (ESL) tests with data for publisher, function, skills, forms and level, and a glossary of MELT resource package terms are also provided. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Program Development, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Testing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Note: Developed and produced by International Institute of Boston, International Institute of Rhode Island, Inc., Arlington Public Schools (VA), Northwest Educational Cooperative, Spring Institute for International Studies, San Diego Community College District, San Francisco Community College District, RMC Research, Center for Applied Linguistics, and American Council for Nationalities Services.