ERIC Number: ED372890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Help! They Don't Speak English Starter Kit for Teachers of Young Adults. Revised.
State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Migrant Education Program.
This resource guide for educators of limited-English-proficient (LEP) migrant students targets survival English for adolescent and adult students. The initial section describes the adult migrant as student and discusses adult language acquisition, English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teaching methods, principles of adult learning, and tips for new ESL teachers. The section on "Survival English" contains sample lessons taken from a variety of survival English texts at various difficulty levels. The lessons include reproducible worksheets. A section on teaching techniques includes specific instructional strategies, such as total physical response and whole language, that are particularly useful with LEP students. The assessment section contains examples of informal assessments for determining levels of English language proficiency. The culture section presents observations about the Mexican-American and Haitian cultures. The guide provides names, addresses, and telephone numbers of resource agencies that offer teaching services and materials for LEP students. A section titled "Dropouts: Ways to Retrieve and Help Them" includes strategies for finding this hard-to-reach population and recommendations for continuing their education. The guide also includes a short annotated bibliography and several additional readings. (KS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cultural Background, Dropouts, English (Second Language), Haitians, Limited English Speaking, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Young Adults
Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training (ESCORT), Bugbee Hall-305, Oneonta, NY 13820 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Migrant Education Program.
Note: Some drawings may not reproduce clearly. Earlier version developed by the Virginia Migrant Education Program.