ERIC Number: ED384259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Basic Skills Standards for ESOL.
This handbook provides useful information on using the Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit (ALBSU) standards with English-as-a-Second-or-Other-Language (ESOL) students. The ALBSU standards were developed as the result of the Basic Skills Accreditation Initiative funded by the British Department of Education and Science and the Employment Department. These standards are widely used in education and training situations to accredit adults and young people with competence in basic skills. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the standards and discusses why basic skills accreditation is needed for ESOL students. Chapter 2 addresses issues in using the standards in ESOL programs. Chapter 3 focuses on initial assessment of students, planning learning, learning that allows students to develop accuracy, and using resources in the learning. Chapter 4 focuses on using the basic skills standards with ESOL students, and Chapter 5 looks at implications for programs. (JL)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Program Design, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Standards, Student Evaluation
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street, London WCIA INU, England, United Kingdom (4.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom