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ERIC Number: ED283397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
ESL Software for Use with High School and Adult Students. A MicroSIFT Quarterly Report.
Forty-four computer programs specifically designed to help students learn English as a second language (ESL) are listed. The programs chosen focus on a linguistic activity, are appropriate for any proficiency level, are considered appropriate for students of high school and adult age (excluding college-level foreign students), and have been produced or updated since 1983. Programs for native speakers felt to be easily adapted to second language learners are also included, but word processing programs and programs requiring random-access tape and/or a videodisk player are excluded. Tables give information about the software producer, price, needed hardware, copyright, focus, activity type (drills, tutorials, games, and problem-solving), grade level, proficiency level, ESL-readiness, modifiability, and management options. A final section highlights 10 titles with outstanding characteristics and one product line recommended for preview. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adult Students, Class Activities, Classification, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware, Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Grammar, High Schools, Individual Instruction, Reading Instruction, Resource Materials, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Technology Program.