ERIC Number: ED318275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language: Language Experience Approach. Instructional Guide and ESL Reader.
Ringel, Harry; Smith, Jeanne H.
This guide to the instruction of English as a Second Language (ESL) using the Language Experience Approach (LEA) consists of two parts: an instructional guide, to be used as a tool for training instructors to use the LEA approach, and a collection of 30 lessons using stories produced by students and student groups using LEA in ESL classes. The instructional guide describes the LEA process and differences between LEA instruction carried out with native English speakers and LEA used in combination with ESL instruction. The overall learning objectives of the LEA approach are outlined, and its use in groups and in the classroom is discussed. A description of the LEA/ESL method includes sections on story starting techniques, asking questions, the stories themselves, and follow-up exercises. Some additional information sources and instructional resources are suggested. The ESL reader is divided into Southeast Asian stories and Hispanic stories, and within these groups, into beginning, intermediate, and advanced level lessons. A brief introductory section provides suggestions for classroom use of the stories, including a variety of preliminary and post-reading exercises. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nationalities Service Center, Philadelphia, PA.