ERIC Number: ED326074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Practices Used in English as a Second Language Classes for Adults.
Campbell, Joyce Fowlkes
This collection of techniques used in adult English-as-a-Second-Language instruction consists of practices that complement or supplement regular instruction. These techniques have been contributed by classroom teachers, and are categorized by language proficiency level (beginning, intermediate, and advanced). The activities focus on: vocabulary development; introductory map reading; time cards and paychecks; sentence structure (a card game); signs and insignia; using 20 questions to identify famous people; family relaitonships; role playing; development of a system for keeping in contact with the students; cooperative learning; communicating personal information; shopping; repeating requests to communicate comprehension; competency-based instruction; understanding bumper stickers; listening skills; peer tutoring; employer-employee dialogues; current events; literature appreciation; proverbs; substantiating opinions; storytelling; and reading the want ads. Each activity is described and its contributor's name and address are presented. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Awareness, Daily Living Skills, Employer Employee Relationship, English (Second Language), Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Peer Teaching, Persuasive Discourse, Role Playing, Second Language Instruction, Self Expression, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education.