ERIC Number: ED482401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching English as a Second Language. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
Although there is a substantial research knowledge base in the field of teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), this topical bibliography and commentary suggests that much misinformation still persists. The articles that form the basis for this topical bibliography and commentary agree on the approach that is most effective for ESL acquisition: child relevant materials and conversation that focus on content and concepts. Another important aspect is peer collaboration and the fostering of an environment in which real conversation can take place. The articles summarized in this topical bibliography and commentary also agree that student language acquisition is a social and cultural as well as a cognitive process. Conversation is more than vocabulary and grammar; it involves learning the social and cultural aspects of communication. Contains 14 references and annotated links to 2 Internet resources. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cooperation, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness, Language Acquisition, Literature Reviews, Peer Relationship, Social Influences, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://reading.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.