ERIC Number: ED316065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Tutoring ESL: A Handbook for Volunteers.
Reck, Deborah L.; And Others
This handbook is designed for use by Tacoma Community House volunteer tutors of English as a Second Language (ESL) as a supplement to basic volunteer training. The handbook includes detailed information in areas briefly covered during training and specific instructional ideas and class activities. A section on getting started discusses the cultural differences volunteers are confronted with, getting to know the student and his needs, breaking the ice, choice of ESL resources, effective student-teacher communication, and the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized. A chapter on lesson planning discusses problems to anticipate, and procedures for specific activities such as review and pronunciation drills. The third section discusses a variety of materials, standard techniques, and projects such as the use of visual aids, student journals, songs, the Total Physical Response method and the Language Experience Approach. The fourth section describes a wide variety of activities for practice, drills, and games, and the fifth section focuses on the purposes, uses, and content of vocational ESL. The fifth section contains a list of language functions needed in entry level jobs. Appended materials include a list of volunteer programs assisted by the Tacoma Community House volunteer training project, a 28-item bibliography, a list of teacher resources, and the master plan of the Washington State Adult Refugee Project. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Dialogs (Language), Drills (Practice), English (Second Language), Entry Workers, Games, Instructional Materials, Language Experience Approach, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Pronunciation Instruction, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, State Programs, Student Journals, Student Projects, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Visual Aids, Vocational English (Second Language), Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Community House, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington