ERIC Number: ED435206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Crossroads Cafe English Learning Program: Reflecting a New Approach to Teaching English.
At Work, Dec 1997
This issue of a newsletter designed to promote human resources development among adolescents and adults in Florida is devoted to a description and assessment of "Crossroads Cafe," a series of multimedia materials for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction. Trends in language teaching methodology since the 1960s are first reviewed, and principles underlying current trends are examined. Insights gained from research in adult education are also discussed briefly. Ways in which the "Crossroads Cafe" program reflects this newer knowledge, and ways in which the "Crossroads Cafe" approach addresses workforce readiness skills, are summarized. Workshops for teachers on the use of the materials are described. (Contains 15 references.) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (MSE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Course Content, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Labor Force Development, Multimedia Instruction, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Human Resources Development, Inc., Gainesville.
Identifiers - Location: Florida