ERIC Number: ED416347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Landlords' and Tenants' Responsibilities and Rights. Tierra de Oportunidad Module 10. LAES: Latino Adult Education Services Project.
Kissam, Ed; Dorsey, Holda
This module, which may be used as the basis for a workshop or as a special topic unit in adult basic education or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses, discusses rights and responsibilities as tenants, the rights and duties of landlords, and how to maintain a good working relationship with a landlord. Topics covered include the following: requesting repairs, writing letters requesting repairs and notifying a landlord of a move, asking information from legal assistance, filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), negotiating within the rules, analyzing legal rights and responsibilities, and locating mediation services. Basic skills covered include using oral and written communication, thinking skills, personal qualities, using resources, interpersonal skills, using information, and working with systems. The module contains the following: teaching points for the instructor; sample classroom activities; a list of 10 resources; a sample lesson plan consisting of objectives, learners and context, room setup, materials needed, tasks to do ahead, media used, and steps for conducting the lesson; readings; role-play materials; and pre- and postassessments. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA.; California State Univ. Inst., Long Beach.
Identifiers - Location: California