ERIC Number: ED289007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Action Plan for ESL Teachers.
Waddy, Janice M.
This guide is intended to assist adult educators whose job it is to teach English as a second language (ESL) to adult learners. The first several sections discuss the characteristics of students likely to be enrolled in ESL classes; the qualities that a teacher needs to be able to relate successfully to adult ESL students; and procedures for teachers to use in assessing their own attitudes, strengths, and weaknesses. The following aspects of beginning a program are examined next: initial planning, publicity, registration, assessment, student placement, steps in formulating objectives, instructional materials, evaluation of instructional methods, postassessment, and final formulation of class goals and student objectives. Three levels of program objectives are provided along with tips on planning lessons and charts to aid in placing students correctly. A sample outline for a unit on housing and its components is included. Presented next are agendas and session outlines for monthly (September through March) inservice session on teaching an ESL class for adults. Topics covered in the sessions include how language is learned, problems encountered when starting an ESL program, attendance problems and remedies, reading instruction, the block teaching method, writing instruction, and effective learning activities. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: N/A