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ERIC Number: ED427551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Using Volunteers in Your ESL Classroom: Suggestions for Newer Teachers.
Singleton, Kate
Practical suggestions for the use of volunteers in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom, and strategies for planning the volunteer role, are offered. Nine potential roles for the volunteer are outlined, with specific recommendations for activities and topic areas that the volunteer can undertake. These include: classroom monitor, circulating through the classroom and providing additional conversational opportunities; co-presenter, assisting in presentation of new activities or a partner in dialogue; nurturer (encouraging less confident or less experienced students); small group teacher; pull-out group leader; tutor (to assist individual students with special needs); classroom teacher during teacher conferencing; special project assistant; and contributor of special talents. Teachers are also encouraged to maintain clear communication with volunteers, provide feedback, and address possible mismatches immediately. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A