ERIC Number: ED318252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The HER Project: Homebound English for Refugee Women. Teacher's Manual and Student Book of Illustrations.
Reck, Deborah L.
The Homebound English for Refugee Women project was designed to address the daily communication needs of homebound refugee women illiterate in their native languages. The curriculum presented here is for use by volunteers with little or no formal teacher training. The teacher's manual consists of two main parts: (1) suggestions to the volunteer concerning planning and conducting English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction with this population, and (2) materials for a series of 23 lessons. The part containing information for the volunteer teacher includes explanations of ESL, the target population, the purpose and use of the book, how to begin, what grammar is, and how to teach vocabulary and structure. It also provides guidance on practicing new material, selecting and using visual aids and materials, reviewing, pronunciation, listening skills, evaluation, correcting errors, teacher successes and pitfalls, lesson structure, lesson expression and directions, and daily lesson plans. The lessons section contains instructional materials on introductions, giving and getting personal information, telephone emergencies, home environment, money, days of the week, time, colors, food, family, health, bus transportation, clothes, household items, safety, signs, weather, post office, bank, school, calendar, community resources, and recreation. Appended are cultural notes on Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Laotian cultures, a glossary of ESL terms, a teacher self-evaluation form, and a 24-item annotated bibliography. The document also includes a Student Book of Illustrations; this contains numerous black and white drawings corresponding to the lessons in the teacher's manual as well as several simple writing exercises. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cambodians, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Traits, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Grammar, Home Instruction, Illiteracy, Land Settlement, Laotians, Lesson Plans, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Evaluation, Vietnamese People, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Development, Volunteer Training, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Community House, WA.