ERIC Number: ED359817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Using Computers with Bilingual Students.
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit (ALBSU) Newsletter, n45 insert 1992
Computer applications in working with bilingual students are reviewed in this newsletter. A variety of practical ideas are presented to support teachers in their instruction. They include the following: (1) software to supplement vocational training; e.g., materials that introduce the use of word processing, databases, and spreadsheets in an office environment; (2) supplemental materials for English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) students, including instruction in the mechanical skills of handwriting as well as cognitive skills; (3) software that supplements traditional educational programs; and (4) data free programs, which help exploit the student's languages and may use a concept keyboard to extend the possibility for using a student's own language. Some of the software mentioned includes Workroom, Newtown, Context, Allwrite, Multilingual Scholar, and Advanced Folio. (LB) (Adjunct ERIC CLearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bilingual Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Vocational Education
Adjlt Literacy and Basic Skills Unit (ALBSU), Kingsbourne House, 229-231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Bristol)