ERIC Number: ED374688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
ELM Branches Out! A Language and Life Skill Competency Based Curriculum Integrated with MELT Competencies.
Bell, Eleanora S.; Evans, Twila S.
An adult education curriculum integrating language and life skills instruction for students of English as a Second Language, based on the English Language Matrix (ELM) model, is presented. The curriculum is designed to meet the adult language learner's life competency needs, integrating communicative language skills of listening, interpreting nonverbal language, speaking, reading, and writing, while adjusting to individual learning styles and communicative needs. It is divided into 10 or 11 thematic units in 7 levels of competency-based learning modules. Introductory sections give an overview of the project, define student performance levels, and list competencies by level. Subsequent sections present the modules for each level. Each module includes student general and grammar competency check sheets, a tutor guide sheet, and instructional material on these topics: personal information; describing (at levels 1-4) or housing (levels 5-7); relationships; environment; health; shopping; money/banking; directions/transportation; occupations; community services/responsibility; and at levels 5-7, current events. The next seven sections present the grammar segments for each level. An instructional materials bibliography, grammar instructional materials bibliography, and list of publishers complete the volume. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA.