ERIC Number: ED394363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Teaching Adults ESL: A Practitioner's Guide.
Brown, Barbara H.; And Others
The guide, written by experienced English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, offers practical information to teachers and developers of adult ESL students of varying literacy and proficiency levels. An introductory section offers background information on development of these materials in the Metropolitan Nashville (Tennessee) Public Schools. Subsequent sections offer narrative discussions, both general and specific, of these aspects of adult ESL instruction: acknowledging and accommodating cultural differences; dealing with different levels of instruction (pre-literate, beginning, intermediate, advanced); preparation for the program year, including student assessment, identifying factors affecting learning, activities and techniques for the first class session, and additional tips for classroom management; effective teaching strategies for different ability levels and multi-level classes; teaching daily living skills by theme and level; selection of textbooks and other instructional materials; and additional sources of information. Appended materials include several student assessment instruments, six sample lesson plans, and an Indonesian recipe. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Daily Living Skills, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction), Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Testing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Dept. of Adult and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A