ERIC Number: ED331320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Vocational Instructors Train Limited English Proficient Students. A VESL Staff Development Training Resource Packet.
Thomas, Toni D.
Materials for a workshop on vocational education for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students are gathered. An annotated outline presents the content and sequence of the workshop, which reviews the problems and suggests solutions to working with students who have a restricted understanding of the language of instruction. Issues addressed include instructional, cultural, and communication obstacles. Masters for the workshop agenda and a list of communication behaviors to avoid when speaking to LEP students are provided. Handout masters are included for a workshop participant questionnaire, a list of Southeast Asian social and cultural customs, communication behaviors to avoid, and an instructional task assignment to be completed in the workshop. A resource reading entitled "The New Immigrants" from San Diego State University's Institute for Leisure Behavior is appended. The reading gives an overview of the education, customs, cultural traits, and pronunciation of common names of the Vietnamese, Laotian, Hmong, and Cambodian peoples. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cambodians, Hmong People, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Communication, Laotians, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Vietnamese People, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language), Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Chinatown Resources Development Center, San Francisco, CA.