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ERIC Number: ED444388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 244
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-521-64990-0
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A