ERIC Number: ED402797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Essential School Language [and] Final Report.
Laurent, Renata Campos
This report describes a project to research and create a lesson book and audiotape cassette to help adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners acquire specific language skills, vocabulary, and oral practice for communicating confidently and effectively with their children's teachers. The report describes the procedures for development and evaluation of the resulting lesson book and tutor's guide. The lesson book is also included here (but not the videotape). It consists of a series of 17 lessons, with each lesson containing objectives and pre-reading information for the learner, brief dialogues, and vocabulary and phrase lists. Unit topics include: making an appointment with the teacher; asking about daily schedules (elementary school, preschool); asking about the child's English ability; asking about homework; getting information on academic progress; discussing a child's adjustment to school; asking about a child's social interactions; requesting information about a child's behavior, interests, and health at school; volunteering to help in the classroom; asking for clarification; initiating and ending conversations with a teacher; school-to-home correspondence; and tips for parents from parents. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Audiotape Recordings, Dialogs (Language), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication, Language Role, Language Skills, Letters (Correspondence), Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Workbooks
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Bureau of Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 333 Market Street, 12th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-State Literacy Council, State College, PA.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.