ERIC Number: ED356679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Coming to America: Teaching Beginning ESL from a Cultural Perspective.
The English-as-a-Second-Language instructional materials for new immigrants to the United States presented here include 12 instructional units, each containing 2-5 lessons, and supporting visual materials and worksheets. The unit topics include: introductions and partings; forms of transportation; expressing new experiences; using the telephone; sending letters; going places; looking for a job; the first day at work; money and shopping; buying produce; the classroom and school environment; and making new friends. Each lesson contains conversational expressions or narrative, writing exercises, pattern drills and vocabulary practice activities, dialogues, visual aids, and/or worksheets. The vocabulary, learning activities, and names used are appropriate to a variety of cultures. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Class Activities, Daily Living Skills, Employment, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Job Search Methods, Letters (Correspondence), Literacy Education, Personal Narratives, Telephone Usage Instruction, Transportation, Travel, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Div. of Adult and Occupational Education.