Understanding Life in Australia: ESL for Older Learners. A Resource for Teachers.Report as inadecuate




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The resource guide was developed as a result of a project investigating the need for English language classes for older immigrants to Australia. Project objectives were to develop, deliver, evaluate, and document a pilot English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program, benchmarking appropriate delivery options and curricula for older migrants. Following action research and student recruitment, 3 classes were established and run for 20 weeks. During the project's life, a workshop was held for ESL teachers. The report describes the project and its results and presents useful class activities for this population developed in the project. An introductory section outlines the project's rationale, background, objectives, and target groups. The second section describes the project's four stages and the groundwork laid in developing them. The third section profiles the three classes, and the fourth and fifth sections explain the course design and present a course outline. The section containing class activities is arranged into five thematic groups: socializing; health; reminiscing; community services; and miscellaneous daily living skills. Appended materials detail research findings and the initial learner assessment interview form. (Contains 53 references.) (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)

Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Educational Needs, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Language Teachers, Literacy Education, Older Adults, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education











Author: Nicholls, Mary; Raleigh, Robyn

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7930&id=ED421896







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