ERIC Number: ED405744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Talk Time Handbook: Conversation Sessions for Volunteer Facilitators and Limited English Speaking Participants.
Bentson, Marilyn; Mitchell, Elisabeth
This handbook serves as a guide to "Talk Time," a technique for volunteer facilitators to use to help newcomers to the United States practice English in a comfortable, non-threatening setting. Talk Time provides language practice activity often not found in traditional English-as-a-Second-Language classroom settings. In Talk Time, no one assumes the teacher role; instead facilitators provide opportunities for students to share cultural and personal information relevant to the group of limited English speakers so they communicate using more English. The objective of Talk Time is to generate as much conversation as the language learner can manage using the English they have already acquired. This guide provides an introduction to Talk Time and information on Talk Time program planning and design, program management, volunteer recruitment and screening, participant recruitment, volunteer support, assessment and evaluation, and session management and planning. Profiles of three Talk Time programs are included. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education/JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.; Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Community House, WA.