ERIC Number: ED418607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Using Software in the Adult ESL Classroom. ERIC Q & A.
Increasingly, adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners have access to computers, whether it is in a language lab once or twice a week or in the classroom. This report provides an overview of the types of ESL software and includes guidelines for the appropriate use of software in the adult ESL classroom. Individual sections address the following: (1) what types of software are available?; (2) what kind of software is appropriate for adult ESL classrooms?; (3) how do I select software for the classroom?; (4) what kind of technical expertise do I need?; (5) what do the students need to know about computers?; (6) how do I coordinate the software with the curriculum?; (7) how can I integrate the software into instruction? (8) how can I follow up the software with activities?; (8) how do I prepare my students to use the specific software? (Contains 9 references, 13 software references and 5 encyclopedic references.) (JL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
NCLE, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-1214.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.