ERIC Number: ED408866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
NCLEnotes: Newsletter of the National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, 1996-1997.
NCLEnotes, v6 n1-2 1996-1997
The two issues of the newsletter contain three main articles. "Myths and Realities About US Literacy" (excerpted from a book by Terrence G. Wiley) examines and refutes two common myths about literacy and language diversity: (1) that English literacy is the only literacy worth noting, and (2) that language minorities today are not as eager to learn English and assimilate as prior generations were. "Citizenship Education Resources for Adult ESL Instructors" cites instructional and information resources on the World Wide Web, student textbooks, a teacher resource guide, and two videotape recordings for teaching citizenship to students of English as a second language (ESL). "Teaching Listening to ESL Learners" (excerpted from an article by Carol Van Duzer) outlines the processes one uses in listening and suggests that these processes can inform the teacher's choice of techniques and activities for developing learners' listening skills. Professional notes and announcements of resources and materials are included in each issue. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Attitudes, Literacy, Literacy Education, Second Language Learning, Textbooks, Videotape Recordings, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.