ERIC Number: ED420185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Language Coordinators Resource Kit. Section Eight: Pre-Service Training.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
The guide is one section of a resource kit designed to assist Peace Corps language instruction coordinators in countries around the world in understanding the principles underlying second language learning and teaching and in organizing instructional programs. This section focuses on design and development of pre-service language training programs for the overseas post. An introductory chapter gives an overview of the guide's content and offers suggestions for identifying Pre-Service Training (PST) development needs for the post and for scheduling language coordinator tasks during PST. Subsequent chapters discuss: pre-PST planning and preparation, including a planning checklist and supply list; PST design and implementation, including establishment of goals, descriptions, and schedules, organizing lesson plans, integration of language training with other components and sectors, teaching multiple languages in a multilingual context, grouping trainees for instruction, encouraging independent language learning, allowing for trainee preferences, using the community (community contact activities, village homestays, site visits) for language training, incorporating new training models such as community based PST, and selecting training activities; ensuring ongoing evaluation during PST; and writing post-PST final reports. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Formative Evaluation, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Independent Study, Instructional Development, Languages for Special Purposes, Lesson Plans, Multilingualism, Objectives, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Public Agencies, Recordkeeping, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.