ERIC Number: ED312909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The REEP Curriculum, Revised Edition. Competency-Based ESL for Adults. Volume I, Track A.
Riney, Timothy; Seufert-Bosco, Margaret
The revised Refugee Education and Employment Program (REEP) curriculum, integrating the original 1982 REEP curriculum and the federal Mainstream English Language Training (MELT) project guidelines, provides instructional direction to teachers of adult refugees and immigrants in immediate need of basic survival and social language skills. The guide translates this need into competency-based instructional objectives and language functions, and provides suggestions for materials and teaching techniques. The curriculum provides two tracks of instruction to accommodate differences in educational background and learning ability; this volume contains Track A, for use with semi-literate and educationally disadvantaged students with 5 or fewer years of education in their native countries. Each track consists of four proficiency levels, each containing 9-11 instructional units or topics. For each topic, the guide provides a list of performance objectives and a list of language functions and corresponding structures to be mastered. Each performance objective is also indexed to a competency on the general competency list. Appended materials include a chart of reading and writing enabling skills for each level, a list of cross-cultural questions, pronunciation notes, suggestions for activities and classroom techniques, a resource list, and questions that may be asked of immigrants by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Literacy Education, Pronunciation, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Phi Delta Kappa, Kent, OH.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA.