ERIC Number: ED438741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Refugees as English Language Learners: Issues and Concerns. ERIC Q & A.
Culture orientation training is received by the approximately 78,000 to 90,000 refugees settled in the United States each year. In this text, commonly asked questions concerning refugees' ethnic origins and English language abilities are explored as well as program considerations for serving this population. Topics of discussion are: who are the refugees and where are they from; a comparison of overseas training to past training and the implications for U.S. service providers; factors considered in setting up instructional programs for refugees; recommended curricular approaches; how employment skills can be integrated with English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) training; and how ESL programs with limited funds offer support services, curriculum innovations, and technology access to refugees. (Contains 25 references.) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Career Counseling, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Job Skills, Land Settlement, Program Design, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
NCLE, 4646 40th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016-1859. For full text see: http://www.cal.org/ncle/DIGESTS.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.