ERIC Number: ED414771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
English as a Second Language Volunteer Tutor Manual.
Minnesota Literacy Council, St. Paul.
This manual was designed to help prepare volunteer tutors to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). An introductory section outlines the role and responsibilities of the volunteer tutor and provides information on tax deductions for volunteers. Subsequent sections provide practical information on varied aspects of ESL instruction, including: the characteristics of second language learners, learning styles, and second language coping strategies; different cultures, understanding refugee and immigrant needs, and cultural diversity in the classroom; establishing goals and designing appropriate assessment; developing students' listening and speaking skills; teaching pronunciation; teaching literacy; approaches to grammar instruction; vocabulary development and spelling instruction; lesson planning; and additional resources for the tutor. A beginning curriculum outline and lesson plan worksheets are included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), English (Second Language), Grammar, Immigrants, Information Sources, Instructional Design, Intercultural Communication, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Pronunciation Instruction, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Spelling Instruction, Student Characteristics, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Tutors, Vocabulary Development, Volunteer Training
Minnesota Literacy Council, 756 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114 ($15 for contents plus binder; $12.50 for contents only).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Literacy Council, St. Paul.