ERIC Number: ED441354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Welcome to the USA Trainers Notebook: Activities and Handouts To Accompany the Welcome Video.
This guide accompanies a videotape that can be used as a tool to help prepare refugees for their life in the United States. The trainers who use this guide can help refugees to process the information that is presented in the video and relate it to their own lives. The activities suggested in the guide focus on the content of the video as well as some of the reactions and expectations that refugees might have when they first arrive in the United States. The activities strive to encourage participation and critical thinking. The video activities have been divided into three types: pre-viewing, viewing and comprehension, and post-viewing. Within each type, there are many suggested activities and handouts, but no one is expected to do every activity. The activities should be thought of as items on a menu to be selected based on the needs of the group and the teacher's own training style. The notebook itself is divided into five parts focusing respectively on: pre-arrival processing, resettlement agencies, and community services; housing and transportation; working in the USA; education, health care, and money management; and cultural adjustment and the rights and responsibilities of refugees. Each lesson begins with an outline of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that must be addressed during the unit. Numerous handouts, tables, charts, and appendices are included. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Arabic, Audiovisual Aids, English (Second Language), French, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Language Minorities, Learning Activities, Native Speakers, Persian, Refugees, Resource Materials, Russian, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Serbocroatian, Somali, Spanish, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vietnamese
For full text: http://www.culturalorientation.net.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Refugee Service Center.
Note: Videotape not available from ERIC.