ERIC Number: ED359825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
More Than Just Chinese Food...A Collection of Writings by Adult ESL Learners and Three Approaches to Teaching and Writing in the ESL Classroom.
Tao, Pauline; And Others
This book consists of a collection of stories written by adults who attend a bilingual ESL (English as a Second Language) program co-sponsored by the Toronto Board of Education and Chinese Information and Community Services. All the writings deal with Chinese culture but the book may be used by people of diverse backgrounds and of varying levels of English language proficiency. The stories and accompanying exercises are of different levels of difficulty. Discussion questions follow each story. The goal of the book is to: (1) promote language development by way of exercises and discussions of topics that are relevant and meaningful to adult learners; (2) to provide instructors with descriptions of three approaches to teaching writing (Language Experience Approach, Process Writing and a Variation on Process Writing) that they can use in their programs and (3) to provide a springboard for intercultural communication and understanding through cultural exploration and comparison. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LET)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Chinese Culture, Cultural Enrichment, Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Multicultural Textbooks, Process Approach (Writing), Reading Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Toronto Board of Education, 375 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3E5, Canada.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Continuing Education Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)