ERIC Number: ED281064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
Literacy Work with Bilingual Students. A Resource for Tutors.
This handbook is intended to introduce tutors to literacy work with bilingual students who are fairly fluent speakers of English and who are often to be found in a literacy class for native speakers of English. The introductory section, which deals with literacy and the second language learner, covers influences on and difficulties encountered while learning a second language as well as the processes involved. The next five sections cover the following aspects of helping nonnative speakers of English improve their literacy skills: giving students responsibility (students' expectations and examples); developing writing skills (personal expressive writing, techniques in correcting students' writing, more formal writing, and materials); learning to spell (influence of the mother tongue and ways of developing strategies for spelling); developing reading skills (practical approaches to work with beginning readers, materials, and methods of developing reading skills); and developing language (language in the context of literacy, methods, the role of listening and speaking, and materials). The section on practical approaches for work with beginning readers includes language experience, unfamiliar words, cloze, phonics, and visual recognition, and the section on reading materials contains guidelines for selecting and using texts. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Experience Approach, Literacy Education, Phonics, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Inner London Education Authority (England).; Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).