ERIC Number: ED444388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Adult Second Language Learners. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers.
McKay, Heather; Tom, Abigail
This book addresses the special needs of adults studying English, particularly those who have immigrated to English-speaking countries. It provides a useful summary of the principles involved in teaching adults as well as a wealth of activities specially designed for adult learners. The book is divided into three sections. Section 1 contains an introduction to adult language learners. It also discusses assessment and placement of students and the organization of courses and lessons. Section 2 gives teachers techniques for building community in the classroom. Section 3 provides activities designed for students at various levels that are organized thematically around topics such as self-identification, food, clothing, and work. Whenever possible, alternative activities are suggested to accommodate the needs of multilevel classes. Numerous blank forms and questionnaires are included--many of which are suitable for photocopying and use by the teacher and students. A grammar index and function index are appended. (Contains 23 references.) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Worksheets
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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