ERIC Number: ED318293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace ESL Teachers Manual.
Reyes, Andy F.
The manual is intended for teachers in workplace English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs, and contains ideas and techniques that both experienced and less experienced teachers in a wide variety of workplace ESL classes might find helpful. Sections address the following topics: (1) helpful hints for creating a successful educational environment and experience; (2) the realities of the workplace ESL teaching situation; (3) guiding principles for working with low-level literate or non-literate students; (4) innovative approaches to second language teaching, including the Total Physical Response method, jazz chants, dialogues and role plays, and the functional/notional approach; (5) ice-breakers, including a strip story, tongue twisters, and a cloze exercise; and (6) appropriate grammar lessons in ESL literacy instruction at two levels beginner to low intermediate and high intermediate to advanced. A teacher self-observation checklist and a brief list of suggested readings on workplace ESL instruction conclude the manual. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghous on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Dialogs (Language), Educational Environment, English (Second Language), Games, Grammar, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Notional Functional Syllabi, Role Playing, Second Language Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., North Dartmouth. Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center.