ERIC Number: ED465268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
ESL LITE: English as a Second Language for Teachers of Other Stuff.
Parlato, Salvatore J.
This paper helps mainstream teachers and administrators demystify English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) education, providing techniques to help immigrant students make sense of English and their new culture. Ten chapters examine the following: (1) "We're Moving to Where?" (how it feels to move to a totally alien environment); (2) "The Essence and Isn'ts of ESL" (e.g., teaching ESL is not remedial, bilingual education, or a branch of the speech discipline); (3) "On a More Positive Note" (teaching ESL is a new profession that embraces the same principles of planning and presentation that every good teacher knows); (4) "Top Ten Teaching Tips" (e.g., prepare students for their new classmate, appoint a same-sex buddy, slow down English speech, and print rather than using cursive); (5)"An Open Letter to Learners" (with suggestions for practicing American English); (6) "Question-and-Answer Time" (e.g., whether ESL teachers learn all the different languages, learning differences, and the importance of using both the home and school language); (7) "By the Numbers Now" (learning numbers); (8) "Wit, Wisdom, Whatever" (second language learning through the eyes of philosophers, students, parents, poets, and professors); (9) "Sources, Resources, and Centers"; and (10) "After-Words." (Contains 14 resources.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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