ERIC Number: ED379961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Hand in Hand. Skills Activities for Tutors and Students.
Biles, James J.; And Others
The guide is the second in a two-volume series designed to provide volunteer tutors of English as a Second Language (ESL) with skills and knowledge to individualize curricula and instruction. It is intended for the ongoing training of tutors of adults with limited literacy and English language skills. Each chapter presents a specific student-centered learning strategy or concept useful in conducting learner-centered instruction, developing or implementing curriculum, and/or assessing student needs. Chapter topics include: improving pronunciation skills; designing a survival skills unit concerning health care; the interrogative taught as a skill to assist beginning students in language use outside the classroom; using oral histories to promote literacy skills; using the newspaper with ESL students; and preparing the student for employment. A final report of the project is appended to the guide. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Grammar, Health Education, Health Services, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Job Skills, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Newspapers, Oral History, Personal Narratives, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Student Centered Curriculum, Tutors, Volunteers
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.
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Children and Family Service, Philadelphia, PA.