ERIC Number: ED316024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Talk Time Coordinator Handbook.
Tacoma Community House, WA.
This manual is designed to assist coordinators of an English-as-a-Second-Language discussion group program in program planning and administration. The program uses volunteers to conduct discussions on topics of interest to limited English speaking community members. The introductory section of the manual describes the program, outlines the coordinator's administrative responsibilities, and makes suggestions for program development, including recruiting, enlisting, and orienting volunteers, recruiting language learners, and managing administrative details. Part 1 of the manual is a collection of ideas and materials for conversation activities. The guide contains 23 sample conversation themes (i.e., friends, weather and seasons, and dreams) and includes instructional considerations, suggestions for instructional materials, and possible class activities for each theme. Two subsequent parts describe the object box conversation technique that is used to help learners to become familiar with the names of common items, and learning exercises to be used when conversation partners change. A fourth part contains suggestions for conversation aids, and two additional parts list more theme and activity ideas. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Discussion Groups, English (Second Language), Program Administration, Program Design, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Recruitment, Voluntary Agencies
Tacoma Community House Training Project, Box 5107, Tacoma, WA 98405 ($5.00 plus 10% shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Community House, WA.