ERIC Number: ED273115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy: Handbook to Accompany VESL Vocabulary Cards.
Siefer, Nancy; Lenhart, Debra
This manual is one of four self-contained components of a larger handbook designed to assist secondary and postsecondary instructors and support staff in meeting the needs of limited-English-proficiency (LEP) students in vocational training programs. Together with an accompanying set of vocational English as a second language (VESL) vocabulary cards, the guide not only provides essential technical vocabulary in computer literacy needed by the LEP vocational student to participate more confidently and successfully in training and on the job, but also suggests practical activities for using the vocabulary in a variety of settings. Chapters address the following topics: the elements of memory, meaning, and motivation in vocabulary development; using the vocabulary cards; the parts and functions of a computer; computer abbreviations; floppy disks; vocabulary exercises; programming languages; flowcharts; and employability skills. Additional exercises, a computer literacy vocabulary list, a resource list of additional teaching strategies for vocabulary development, and an annotated bibliography are appended. The VESL cards are printed on separate sheets at the back of the manual together with two pages of illustrations to go with the cards. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Computer Literacy, Computers, Learning Activities, Limited English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Programing Languages, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Maricopa Technical Community Coll., Phoenix, AZ.
Note: VESL vocabulary cards are printed on colored paper. For the other manuals in this handbook, see FL 015 932-934.