ERIC Number: ED423708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
New Ways in Teaching Adults. New Ways in TESOL Series II: Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Lewis, Marilyn, Ed.
The guide offers over 100 classroom activities and techniques for teaching English as a second language to adults, all provided by experienced teachers who have found them useful. They are divided into ten categories: (1) activities using materials or techniques from radio, television, and print news media; (2) exercises for teaching English for academic purposes; (3) ways of starting lessons with written texts; (4) ideas that call for direct teaching as their starting point; (5) worksheets on a variety of topics, for completion by students; (6) activities using word prompts, spoken or written; (7) use of nonverbal stimuli (music, videos, pictures, real-life objects) to generate language activity; (8) exercises to teach understanding of task instructions; (9) use of other people within the community (family members, resource people) for classroom learning; and (10) student use of case studies for learning. Descriptions of activities contain information on appropriate level, language type, objective(s), required class time, preparation time, needed resources, and caveats and additional instructional options. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Listening Comprehension, News Media, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Second Language Instruction, Worksheets
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; Tel: 703-836-0774; Fax: 703-836-7864; Web Site: http://www.tesol.edu
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.