ERIC Number: ED322225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
First and Second Language Acquisition Process. Training Module I.
The process of first and second language acquisition is the subject of this training module. It guides trainers through the activities and lessons necessary to familiarize administrators, teachers and other school staff with the processes a non-English speaking student goes through during the acquisition of English as a Second Language. Nine activities are described and materials, including nine transparency masters and four handouts, are contained within the module. A background reading assignment for presenters consists of a chapter from "Bilingual Education: A Sourcebook" (Alba Ambert, Sarah Melendez). Goals for the participants are the following: (1) to become familiar with the nature of language and language proficiency; (2) to become familiar with the processes for acquiring the first and second languages and the interrelationship between the two; (3) to become familiar with the English-as-a-Second-Language categories; and (4) to acquire strategies for placing limited English proficient students in the appropriate level and program of instruction. The suggested time for completion of the module is 3 hours. Eight more training modules and three technical assistance modules related to desegregation and equity are available. (VM)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Learning Modules, Limited English Speaking, Non English Speaking, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education
Intercultural Development Research Association, 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228 ($7.50; complete set of 12 modules, $75.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.; Desegregation Assistance Center - South Central Collaborative of Region VI, San Antonio, TX.