ERIC Number: ED420991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
The guide outlines performance standards for each of three broad goals of English-as-a-Second-Language teaching in elementary and secondary education. The three goals include: use of English to communicate in social settings; use of English to achieve academically in all content areas; and use of English in socially and culturally appropriate ways. Within each of these three goals, three more specific performance standards are enumerated. An introductory section explains the rationale, origins, and use of these standards. Subsequent sections, one for each grade group (pre-K-3, 4-8, 9-12), detail appropriate descriptors and progress indicators for each standard for students at that level. In addition, a brief vignette illustrates their use in the classroom, and some further discussion follows. A glossary is included and supporting documentation is appended. Contains 57 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Behavioral Objectives, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Glossaries, Interpersonal Communication, Language Minorities, Multilingualism, Pragmatics, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751 (non-members $17; members, $12).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.