ERIC Number: ED352862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Basic Skills in Life Skills Contexts: An Inservice Training Module for LVA-CT English as a Second Language Tutors.
Literacy Volunteers of America--Connecticut, Hartford.
The set of instructional materials is designed as a training module for volunteer tutors in English as a Second Language (ESL) for adults. It presents the content of a workshop, about 2.5 hours long, with three main objectives: to (1) help tutors understand the distinction between basic skills and life skills in ESL; (2) develop skills in two teaching techniques useful for integrating the different kinds of skills; and (3) prepare for classroom implementation through lesson planning. The curriculum can also be used in two consecutive, briefer sessions. Small group exercises are used throughout the workshop. The curriculum is divided into four segments. The first is designated for welcoming remarks, introductions, establishment of presenters' and participants' goals, and administrative details. The small group activity is paired introductions. The second segment introduces different types of ESL curricula and the distinction between basic and life skills. Small group activities include a discussion of curricular approaches and a review of sample materials. The third workshop segment addresses instructional techniques for integrated skills tutoring. Small group activities are exercises in the Constructalog Technique, a grid drill technique, and lesson planning. The final program segment is for processing, evaluation, and closing. Ten handouts are appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Workshops
Literacy Volunteers of America-Connecticut, Inc., 30 Arbor St. South, Hartford, CT 06106 ($8).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers of America--Connecticut, Hartford.