ERIC Number: ED367193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Beyond the Library Card: An ESL Curriculum for Effective Library Use.
Minicz, Elizabeth A. W.
This curriculum is the result of a project designed to: increase adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students' knowledge and use of the public library through a problem posing approach; provide a curriculum for teachers throughout the state to teach students about public libraries; and increase public library staffs' awareness of adult ESL patrons' needs and improve their access to library services and materials. The curriculum includes five instructional units: Libraries in the United States; Employees of the Library; Asking for Help at the Library; Resources, Programs, and Services at the Library; and Understanding Library Rules. It also includes "Tips for Teachers" on how to use the curriculum and how to familiarize themselves with their local libraries, and "Tips for Librarians" on effective communication with nonnative speakers of English. The curriculum was designed to be used with ESL students who function at student performance levels two through seven as delineated by the Mainstream English Language Training Project. (AB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Library, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: North Suburban Library System, Wheeling, IL.; Adult Learning Resource Center, Des Plaines, IL.