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ERIC Number: ED318300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Suggested Structure for Meetings of Home-Based ESL Classes for Native Speakers of Spanish.
Spener, David
This guide for volunteer teachers of English as a Second Language to Spanish speakers in a home-based program outlines a suggested format for class time and activities. The guide describes how teachers can organize their class periods to promote learner-centeredness and participation in the English learning process. The structure, designed to help organize time, consists of: an opening song, chant, or poem (5 minutes); silent reflection or relaxation (1 minute); check-in (15-20 minutes), a bilingual, round-robin activity for sharing experiences; inquietudes (15-20 minutes), in which students' unresolved questions about English are addressed; planned language activities (60-80 minutes), organized according to student interests, needs, and relationships but having specific language-learning objectives; a group evaluation discussion (5-10 minutes), a time set aside to assess the class session and find ways to improve the quality of future class meetings; and dialog journal writing (10-15 minutes). Suggestions for adapting each of these time segments to suit class needs are included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A