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ERIC Number: ED447735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-14
Pages: 143
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Helping Adult ESOL Students Increase Speaking and Listening Skills by Serving as Volunteers in Authentic Settings.
Harrell, Edith Lynn
This practicum paper documents a program that was developed and implemented to help adult, advanced English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students increase their speaking and listening skills and build self confidence with native English speakers. The objective was to increase group average exit test scores in speaking and listening by at least two points over the current average of 43; increase students' average self-confidence post-test score by at least 5 points over the pre-test score, for 100% of a randomly-selected group of teachers to approve a manual created for this project. Strategies for pairing ESL students with mentors in various businesses and academic departments throughout a vocational or technical school where students served as aides to instructional and non-instructional personnel are discussed. All objectives were met, and the appendix includes forms and a sample teachers' manual. Seventeen appendices containing checklists, data tables, questionnaires, and various other forms and materials and 38 references are included. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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