ERIC Number: ED431339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
The ESL Starter Kit.
Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Virginia Adult Education and Literacy Resource Center.
The kit is intended for teachers beginning to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). The first part offers some ideas for testing, registering, and placing students according to their needs and goals. A sample registration form, placement test, list of commercially-available tests, and sample needs assessments are included here. The second section contains several lists of resources, including professional associations, community resources, and useful Internet sites. The third section presents information on how adults learn, descriptions of various kinds of language instruction, and tips for effective teaching. Section four focuses on integrating the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and includes sample lesson plan forms and suggestions for realia use in the classroom. The fifth section offers ideas on classroom management, especially in the multi-level class, on working with students with special needs, and using volunteers. The final section gives an overview of curriculum development and lists curricula already developed. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, English (Second Language), Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Internet, Language Skills, Language Tests, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction), Needs Assessment, Program Design, Realia, School Registration, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement, Teacher Evaluation, Testing, Volunteers
Virginia Adult Education and Literacy Centers, Virginia Commonwealth University, Oliver Hall Road 4080, 1015 West Main Street, P.O. Box 842020, Richmond, VA 23284-2020; Tel: 800-237-0178.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Virginia Adult Education and Literacy Resource Center.