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ERIC Number: ED511395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 93
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Teach English, Teach about the Environment: A Resource for Teachers of Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
US Environmental Protection Agency
This paper was developed to help teachers teach English to adult students while introducing basic concepts about the environment and individual environmental responsibility. These concepts can help the newly-arrived be part of cleaner and healthier communities by understanding and practicing the "3Rs" of solid waste management: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The curriculum uses a hands-on, multi-sensory, multi-media approach to show how personal behavior can improve the overall environmental well-being of the family, home, and community. Lesson plans are provided for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced student. Each lesson plan has a language as well as environmental objective. It also provides background on the environmental objective, a list of materials needed, a glossary of terms used in that lesson and a worksheet. Lessons should be introduced when the adult learner is already familiar with the grammatical construction emphasized in the materials. Flash cards and picture files are also included. Appendices include: (1) Training ESOL Teachers; (2) Using This Resource; (3) Flash Facts; and (4) Picture Files.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Environmental Protection Agency