ERIC Number: ED359826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Past...Present...Future...A Collection of Writings by Adults Learning English as a Second Language.
Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Continuing Education Dept.
This book is a collection of 11 stories written by adults learning English as a Second Language at the Centre for Spanish Speaking People in Toronto, Canada. It deals with their past experiences, their present situations in Canada, and their future aspirations. Each reading selection is followed by activities and discussion questions. This educational tool is recommended for use with any ethnic/linguistic group because it reflects the struggles, hopes, dreams, and problems that all newcomers face during the adaptation process. This book deals with real life situations with which all students can identify. The issue of stereotypes is addressed and suggestions on how students and instructors should deal with them are made. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LET)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship, Cultural Enrichment, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Literacy, Literacy Education, Personal Narratives, Reading Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Stereotypes, Student Developed Materials
Toronto Board of Education, Language Study Centre-ESL, 155 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3E5, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Continuing Education Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)