ERIC Number: ED273117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Automotive Mechanics: Handbook to Accompany VESL Vocabulary Cards.
Shay, Gail; 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 automotive mechanics 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 these topics: the elements of memory, meaning, and motivation in vocabulary development; using the vocabulary flash cards; auto mechanics terminology; safety; and job skills. An auto mechanics vocabulary list, a resource list of additional teaching strategies for vocabulary development, an annotated bibliography, the VESL flash cards (printed five to a sheet), and several illustrations to go with the cards are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Learning Activities, Limited English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, 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 015 931-934.