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ERIC Number: ED413802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Step One: Essential Oral Skills for Adult ESL Learners.
Greenleaf, Connie; Gee, Mary Kay
The guide outlines a curriculum for developing essential oral language skills in adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL). It is divided into four topic-based sections, each providing a variety of activities for developing communication skills, including grammatical knowledge and vocabulary. Topics include: personal information (giving personal information, following and giving directions, expressing needs, family relationships, and names of common work-related objects); work (understanding and naming ares in the workplace, naming common work-related objects, action verbs associated with the workplace, giving and responding to directions, responding to questions about likes); health (identifying body parts, related action verbs, common phrases concerning illness, responding to health-related questions, responding to written and oral directions, giving explanations); and friends and co-workers (asking for assistance on the job, asking for information, asking and responding to questions about ability, and responding to and giving sequential directions). An introductory section offers lesson planning suggestions. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Daily Living Skills, Employment, English (Second Language), Grammar, Health Education, Instructional Design, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Lesson Plans, Oral Language, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Vocabulary Development, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.