ERIC Number: ED316051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language: A Collection of Methods and Materials for Training Volunteers.
Literacy Council of Alaska, Fairbanks.
This manual addresses a variety of issues in the recruitment and training of volunteer English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers. Sections on general topics focus on: recruiting tutors, recruiting students, determining when and where to train volunteers, developing the training workshop agenda, evaluating the workshop, introducing the training program to volunteers, assessing volunteer background, orientation to the program and workshop. Sections on ESL instruction address: the relationship between language instruction and culture; oral language teaching techniques (vocabulary, visual aids, dialogue, and grammar); oral language diagnosis; developing and evaluating instructional materials; other techniques (drills, Total Physical Response, real-life assignments); pronunciation instruction; reading instruction (ESL reading diagnosis, the language experience approach, using language experience to develop other skills, reading comprehension); and a review of procedures and priorities in tutoring. A 26-item annotated bibliography of ESL texts, ESL references, pronunciation references, and ESL training references is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Education, Diagnostic Tests, Dialogs (Language), English (Second Language), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Experience Approach, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Literacy Education, Material Development, Media Selection, Oral Language, Program Evaluation, Pronunciation Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Student Recruitment, Tutoring, Tutors, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Development, Volunteer Training, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Atlantic Richfield Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Council of Alaska, Fairbanks.