ERIC Number: ED372656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Communicative ESL Teaching. Training Packet for a Two-Session Workshop. Study of ABE/ESL Instructor Training Approaches.
Porter, Catherine; And Others
The guide is one of a series designed to assist adult basic education (ABE) and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instructors, both professionals and volunteers, in developing teaching skills. The materials are intended for a two-workshop series, with activities for participants to accomplish between the sessions, which are scheduled ideally about two months apart. They are also designed to guide workshop leaders in modeling the adult learning principles upon which they are based. This packet addresses the use of the communicative method for ESL instruction. Introductory sections describe the series and the current packet and provide an overview of the workshops' objectives, schedule, and necessary materials. Subsequent sections contain a list of activities to be completed by the leader before the first session, an outline of the first session, trainer notes for the first session, supplementary materials for the trainer, a list of actions to be completed between sessions, an outline of the second workshop, trainer notes and supplementary materials for the second workshop, sample flyers and a participant questionnaire, masters for handouts and transparencies, notes on teaching multilevel classes, and the text of an article, offered as background reading. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Assignments, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related guides, see ED 368 942-949.