ERIC Number: ED438739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-6
Guidelines for Tutoring Adult ESL Students.
This document is a copy of a talk regularly given to new volunteers of English in Action, a community-based organization that provides conversation practice to non-native English speakers. The volunteer tutors typically have no formal English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) training. This packet is designed to help these volunteers be effective ESL tutors by laying out guidelines and procedures. The paper offers "do's and don'ts" for conversation practice; suggests appropriate subjects, materials, and activities that are useful and effective for conversation practice; and demonstrates simple techniques for teaching grammar and pronunciation. Worksheet and handout titles include the following: "Subjects for Conversation;" Questions for Personal Opinions, Preferences"; "Proverbs";"Sayings and Famous Quotations"; "Tongue Twisters"; "Humor"; "English for Everyday Activities: A Picture Process Dictionary"; "Pronunciation: Chart of American English Vowels"; "Practice with Contrasting Sounds"; "Sentence Stress and Rhythm"; "Accurate English: A Complete Course in Pronunciation"; "Intonation"; "Selected References for the English in Action Volunteer." (KFT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Lecture delivered to English Action (New York, NY, November 10, 1999).