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Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This instructor's guide for a modular sequence in English as a second language is itself in modular format. It presents the rationale for, and the objectives and organization of, the sequence modules as well as management guidelines for the instructor, including checklist forms for each module in sequence. The objective of the entire sequence is…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Learning Modules
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This learning module is designed to provide the student with insights into the nature and goals of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and the means to achieve these goals by enabling him to: (a) explain accurately the rationale for each component of TESOL, (b) justify the teaching of English as a second language through a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This learning module is designed to provide the student with an overview of the main areas and manner in which linguistics has influenced second-language teaching and to enable him to: (a) identify the characteristics of language; (b) identify the characteristics of linguistic analysis; (c) define the role of transformational-generative grammar,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Learning Modules
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This learning module is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the relevance of psychology for second-language teaching and its practical classroom applications and to enable him to: (a) define concisely cognitive and behaviorist theories, (b) identify the effects of the cognitive and behaviorist theories in a series of…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Cognitive Development, Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language)
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This learning module is designed to provide the prospective second-language teacher with an overview of the social and psychological factors affecting second-language learning and practical classroom application of this knowledge. The specific objectives of the module are to: (a) enable the student to explain the roles of attitude, age, aptitude,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, English (Second Language), Learning Modules
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This learning module is designed to provide the prospective teacher of English as second language with a contrastive overview of the syntactic structures of Spanish and English and to enable him to: (a) state the English language patterns that are difficult for a Puerto Rican Spanish-speaker, (b) explain the specific causes for indications of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Learning Modules
Hernandez, Alberto
The purpose of this learning module is to clarify some major points of controversy regarding Puerto Rican Spanish. It is part of a series of modules developed by the Teacher Corps Bilingual Project to aid the prospective teacher of English as a second language. The objectives of this module are to enable the student to: (a) determine the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This module provides theoretical aspects of listening comprehension and practical teaching suggestions. Learning activities are designed to achieve the following objectives: (a) explain briefly a theory of the speech process; (b) define redundancy, semantic encoding, phonic patterning, and phonological decoding; (c) enumerate and explain the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Learning Modules, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This module provides a theoretical framework and practical suggestions for developing oral second-language skills. Learning activities are designed to achieve the following objectives: (a) develop and evaluate oral drills, (b) identify characteristics of good pattern drills, (c) discriminate between "meaningless" and "meaningful" drills, and (d)…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Learning Modules, Second Language Learning
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This learning module is designed to provide the prospective teacher of English as a second language with suggestions for practical applications of sound linguistic theory for teaching writing to second-language learners. After completing the module, the student is expected to be able to: (a) define the role of writing in foreign and…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Skills
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This learning module is designed to provide the prospective teacher of English as a second language with an overview of the major methods and techniques used in ESL in the past and those in current use. The objectives of the module are to enable the student to: (a) define "method"; (b) compare and contrast the various features of the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Learning Modules
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
The purpose of this unit of work is to provide the teacher participant with some useful guidelines for evaluating and adapting written materials for specific English as a second language (ESL) classes. There is pre- and post-assessment of specific learning tasks relevant to evaluating and adapting materials as well as learning activities, which…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation, Instructional Materials
Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This unit of work is designed to provide the participant with an overview of the purposes, methods, and techniques for testing English as a Second Language (ESL) and practical classroom applications. Given the series of learning alternatives on testing that are presented in this module, the participant should be able to: (a) demonstrate knowledge…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Learning Modules, Second Language Learning
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Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
This learning module is designed to provide the prospective teacher of English as a second-language with an overview of the contrasting features of the English and Spanish sound systems and practical classroom applications. After completing the learning activities in the module, the student is expected to be able to: (a) explain the main…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Language Instruction
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Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.
Given the series of activities included in this module on the importance of cultural context in the teaching of second languages, the participant should be able to: (a) prepare a culturally relevant grammatical exercise for a specific group of Puerto Rican Spanish-speakers, (b) list several possible activities for using the learner's cultural…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Cultural Background, Cultural Context