ERIC Number: ED316063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Learning: Selected Articles from the First Five Years of the Volunteer Voice.
Tacoma Community House, WA.
This collection of articles is assembled from a variety of sources and contributors that together form a statewide network of volunteer programs teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to refugees. The articles are divided into the following sections: (1) teaching tips; (2) "talk time" (concerning a weekly conversation session); (3) discussions of tutors' classroom experiences; and (4) personal narratives of students. The first section, on teaching tips, contains brief expository articles and descriptions of classroom techniques under the following headings (1) using the Total Physical Response method; (2) focusing on listening, speaking, and thinking; (3) implementing literacy activities; and (4) using games and projects. The second section contains seven articles describing variations on a conversational activity in which volunteers and language learners meet informally. Tutors' narratives of teaching activities and experiences with students are presented in the third section, and in the fourth section, personal learning and acculturation experiences are presented from the student's perspective. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Games, Intercultural Communication, Literacy, Literacy Education, Personal Narratives, Program Design, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Student Experience, Student Journals, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Vocabulary Skills, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Tacoma Community House Training Project, Box 5107, Tacoma, WA. 98405 ($5.00 plus 10% shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Community House, WA.