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ERIC Number: ED442310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 201
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-472-08655-3
ISSN: N/A
Learning Computers, Speaking English: Cooperative Activities for Learning English and Basic Word Processing.
Quann, Steve; Satin, Diana
This textbook leads high-beginning and intermediate English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students through cooperative computer-based activities that combine language learning with training in basic computer skills and word processing. Each unit concentrates on a basic concept of word processing while also focusing on a grammar topic. Skills are built cumulatively; students begin by learning to use the mouse and will advance to understanding the features of a basic word processing system. Many activities involve a job readiness component; after completing the book, students will be able to compose business and cover letters on the computer. This book can be used with any computer that has a Windows 95 or higher operating system. Lessons are based on Microsoft WordPad. Teachers working in other PC or Macintosh applications can use this book as a resource and adapt the lessons; information on how to adapt lessons is included. This book may also be purchased with a disk that contains instructional files and allows students to save their work to their own disk. Chapter topics focus on the following: computer basics and commands; about the mouse, desktop, and future tense; the keyboard and gerunds/infinitives; Windows and the past tense; the file menu and the present perfect; the edit menu and comparatives/superlatives; the format menu and the passive; and the help menu and conditionals. A glossary is also included. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
The University of Michigan Press, P.O. Box 1104, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1104; Tel.: 734-764-4392; Fax: 734-936-0456; Internet: http://www.press.umich.edu/esl/ ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
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