ERIC Number: ED351889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Multilevel ESL Curriculum Guide.
Berry, Eve; Williams, Molly S.
The guide was developed as a resource for the adult English-as-a-Second-Language teacher with classes of mixed language proficiency, and to accompany a teacher workshop. It consists of a brief introductory section to orient teachers to the approach and materials suggested, and a series of separate classroom activities for language skill (listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar) development. The first section includes descriptions of independent/solo learning activities for each skill area, dialogue journals, learning gap activities (paired-student exercises in which participants must gain information from each other), and a vocabulary bingo game. The second section contains outlines for 10 curricula modules, contributed by teachers from throughout Oregon. Each module is designed to extend over several days' lessons, contains performance objectives, addresses two instructional levels (beginning and intermediate/advanced), and lists individual work, whole-group activities, and small-group or individualized exercises for the lesson, with reference to specific texts or instructional materials. Some reproducible handouts are included. Module topics include: giving personal information; time, calendar, and weather; clothing; community sites and transportation; employment; food; health and medical concerns; housing; telephone usage; and money and banking. A 35-item bibliography is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Daily Living Skills, Dialog Journals, English (Second Language), Games, Independent Study, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Community Coll. Div.