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A Process For Selecting Multi-Cultural Instructional Material, Edward E. Brown Jul 1981

A Process For Selecting Multi-Cultural Instructional Material, Edward E. Brown

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this present study is to obtain data related to textbooks used by personnel within the Renton School District, i.e. teachers at all levels, librarians, Directors of Social Studies and Language Arts curriculums, Library Specialists, etc., perceptions of the multi-ethnic effectiveness of the Social Studies and Language Arts curriculum and to assess the discrepancies in perceptions of these curriculums.


A Descriptive Study Of Special Programs For Minority Students In Public Four Year Higher Education Institutions Within The State Of Michigan, Richard Redden Apr 1981

A Descriptive Study Of Special Programs For Minority Students In Public Four Year Higher Education Institutions Within The State Of Michigan, Richard Redden

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify problems and issues facing special programs specifically for minority students in public four year higher education institutions within the state of Michigan and to describe any relationships existing between the number of problems and issues they face and the variables of (1)recruitment ability, (2)admission ability, and (3)organizational position within the institutions.

A developmental purpose of this study was to propose an up-to-date compendium covering all of the special programs currently operating within public four year higher education institutions within Michigan. This by-product will be shared not only with study ...


Training For Improving Youth Skill On Repairing Car And Motorcycle In Palembang Indonesia, Ahmad Rivai Jan 1981

Training For Improving Youth Skill On Repairing Car And Motorcycle In Palembang Indonesia, Ahmad Rivai

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Live...From The Language Lab., Ursula H. Raeth Jan 1981

Live...From The Language Lab., Ursula H. Raeth

MA TESOL Collection

No abstract provided.


Use Of Rapid Question And Answer Exercises In The Esl Classroom, Alfred B. Porter Jr. Jan 1981

Use Of Rapid Question And Answer Exercises In The Esl Classroom, Alfred B. Porter Jr.

MA TESOL Collection

This is a study on the use of rapid oral question and answer exercises as a tool in language teaching. It pays particular attention to the mechanics of asking and answering questions in the large classroom; and that question and answering is an essential learning process of mental expression.


Esl/Efl Homework: Philosophical Considerations And Their Application In Esl/Efl Homework Design, David Anderson Plumb Jan 1981

Esl/Efl Homework: Philosophical Considerations And Their Application In Esl/Efl Homework Design, David Anderson Plumb

MA TESOL Collection

This paper examines ESL/EFL homework and homework design first through the exploration of two distinct approaches to homework and homework design and second through the presentation an explanation of the conclusions I reached regarding homework and homework design.

This paper is divided into five sections. The first section provides a working definition of homework and examines the different function of class time and homework time. In the second and third sections two approaches to ESL/EFL homework, traditional and non-traditional, are examined through the presentation and discussion of their constituent parts. The fourth section contains an elucidation of the ...


Teaching Esl Through Creative Writing, Nancy Husari Jan 1981

Teaching Esl Through Creative Writing, Nancy Husari

MA TESOL Collection

No abstract provided.


Responsibility - A Foreign Perspective On Four Issues In The Master Of Arts In Teaching Program, Margaret Elizabeth Mcdonald Jan 1981

Responsibility - A Foreign Perspective On Four Issues In The Master Of Arts In Teaching Program, Margaret Elizabeth Mcdonald

MA TESOL Collection

This paper is a foreign perspective on four issues: Responsibility and Student-Centered Learning, Group Process, Experiential Learning, and Culture and Individuality in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont. Personal Experiences as a student and student-teacher are combined to address these issues as they relate to foreign students at the school. The central theme is responsibility. Each section marks a disctinct stage and describes the author's development of the ability to take responsibility for learning in a system that is fundamentally different from her own. The author concludes with the view ...


Communication Modules: Student-Generated Language Arts Projects For Bilingual Education, Annie Katherine Hawkinson Jan 1981

Communication Modules: Student-Generated Language Arts Projects For Bilingual Education, Annie Katherine Hawkinson

MA TESOL Collection

The materials consist of nine curriculum units designed for use with bilingual students at 4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels. Although originally developed for French-English bilingual students, they can be used with any language group, since the learning activities are themselves not language-specific. The language used for each communication project is collected from the students themselves: hence the units themselves can be used with any bilingual group.

The learning activities are also designed to be used in multilevel classes, i.e. classes where students' language proficiency may vary. They of course may also be used in classes where such variation ...


English Language Program Proposal For The Instituto Mexicano De Commercio Exterior, Sharon L. Voss Jan 1981

English Language Program Proposal For The Instituto Mexicano De Commercio Exterior, Sharon L. Voss

MA TESOL Collection

No abstract provided.


Teaching Spanish The Silent Way (A Summary Of Student Teaching), David Miller-Siegel Jan 1981

Teaching Spanish The Silent Way (A Summary Of Student Teaching), David Miller-Siegel

MA TESOL Collection

No abstract provided.


English Through Drama: Rationale And Description Of Materials Developed In An Esl Drama Project In Israel, Enid Carol Kumin Jan 1981

English Through Drama: Rationale And Description Of Materials Developed In An Esl Drama Project In Israel, Enid Carol Kumin

MA TESOL Collection

This paper examines the rationale and design of a series of skits which three others and I wrote and presented in Israel during the course of an "English-through-drama" program which we conducted in the public school system. The paper presents one skit, used for fourth - sixth grades, as an example of the work we produced and as a basis for clarifying the way our teaching assumptions and objectives were reflected in our materials. The skits are of interest because of the way in which they integrate various drama techniques to meet both affective and linguistic needs in the classroom, especially ...


A Practical Handbook For Untrained English Teachers Of Lao Refugees In Vermont, Robert Ruud-Prestebak, Michael Mcalister Kennedy Jan 1981

A Practical Handbook For Untrained English Teachers Of Lao Refugees In Vermont, Robert Ruud-Prestebak, Michael Mcalister Kennedy

MA TESOL Collection

This handbook is intended for use by untrained teachers or tutors in teaching beginning and intermediate English as a Second Language to adult refugees. Although most portions of this book are applicable to the teaching of refugees in general, this work is meant to address specifically the needs of those engaged in teaching members of the Lao ethnic group of Laos. The opening chapter provides information on the background of the Lao refugees. The novice teacher is then guided step by step through the process of designing a course syllabus, setting short-term objectives, and planning and executing individual classes. Other ...


Language Conflict: A Case Study Of National Language Selection In Iran, Kenneth Pransky Jan 1981

Language Conflict: A Case Study Of National Language Selection In Iran, Kenneth Pransky

MA TESOL Collection

Iran is a complex nation composed of many nationalities and languages. Through the centuries, it has been plagued by interethnic conflicts, and rapid modernization in this century has exacerbated longstanding differences, especially between the dominant, Farsi speaking group and Iran's numerous non-Farsi speaking minorities. No issue has symbolized Iran's interethnic conflicts in this century more than language problems.

Iran's history of language conflict is treated as a case study through which to explore more universal dynamics of language conflict. Emphasis is laid on the historical development of ethnic attitudes, the function of language as a symbol of ...


Situations: An Esl Learner's Handbook, David B. Bell Jan 1981

Situations: An Esl Learner's Handbook, David B. Bell

MA TESOL Collection

This is a handbook consisting of five lessons with accompanying cassette tapes for Japanese businessmen with intermediate to advanced levels of proficiency in English. Each lesson and tape contains a narration, a dialogue and exercises which are designed to help master vocabulary and structures that may be encountered in interactions with people in the United States. The units are written to emphasize the importance of polite requests in dealing with employees of various types of businesses (hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, banks and airports), and to familiarize Japanese language learners with types of responses they may reasonably expect to hear in ...


Using A Case Study Method To Teach Culture In The Esl Classroom, William Peter Polaski Jan 1981

Using A Case Study Method To Teach Culture In The Esl Classroom, William Peter Polaski

MA TESOL Collection

No abstract provided.


On The Radio: Using Radio In Esl Classes, Mary Ann Barnes Jan 1981

On The Radio: Using Radio In Esl Classes, Mary Ann Barnes

MA TESOL Collection

Recent studies have brought about an increased awareness of the need for better listening comprehension skills among ESL students, and as a result there is heightened interest in the use of live language in the classroom. Radio is a highly accessible and versatile source of such, providing the student with a limitless supply of current language. This paper focuses on the use of radio as a live language tool. Included in the paper are a rationale for using radio; a description of the author's work with commercials, news and weather reports; specific lesson plans; guidelines for using radio as ...


Units Of Study On Eight American Patriotic Holidays, Nina Pearson Jan 1981

Units Of Study On Eight American Patriotic Holidays, Nina Pearson

MA TESOL Collection

This materials development project consists of information and lesson plans related to eight patriotic holidays in the United States. It is intended to be used by English as a Second Language teachers in intermediate classes. Each unit consists of background information on a specific holiday, a lesson plan which included culture and grammar points, and follow-up activities. Each lesson includes three objectives: a sociolinguistic/cultural objective, a linguistic objective, and an interpersonal objective, which deals with the atmosphere in which the learning takes place. Similar interpersonal objectives are stated in each lesson and emphasize the importance of a supportive, no-threatening ...


Games And Activities Based On Grammatical Areas Which Are Problems For The Intermediate Esl Student, Cheryl Olson, Susan Shalek Jan 1981

Games And Activities Based On Grammatical Areas Which Are Problems For The Intermediate Esl Student, Cheryl Olson, Susan Shalek

MA TESOL Collection

This project consists of games and activities based on grammatical areas which are problems for the intermediate-level ESL student

After polling ESL teachers, we selected three specific problem areas:

(1) irregular past tense verbs (2) modal auxiliaries (3) verbs in the perfective

For each grammatical area we have created a minimum of six games/activities, including at least one card game, one board game, one individualized activity, and one jazz chant.

Every game and activity has been tested through actual use in at least one ESL classroom. Revisions have been made based on the results of this testing.


Developing A Conversational English As A Second Language And Acculturation Program For A Social Service Agency Engaged In The Resettlement Of Soviet Jewish Immigrants, Robert Charles Wachman Jan 1981

Developing A Conversational English As A Second Language And Acculturation Program For A Social Service Agency Engaged In The Resettlement Of Soviet Jewish Immigrants, Robert Charles Wachman

MA TESOL Collection

This paper describes the creation and first year of development of a three-component conversational ESL and acculturation program for Soviet Jewish immigrants. The project was designed to meet the needs of a private social service agency engaged in resettlement in Long Beach, California. It consisted of reorganization and development of a newly formed volunteer tutorial project, and the creation and development of a weekly class program and a series of cross-cultural communication gatherings.

Of special note are selections which discuss the orientation, on-going training, and problems relative to the employment of non-professionals as tutors and teaching assistants. Approaches, methods, and ...


Teaching Esl Through American Songs: A Sourcebook, Julia Ann Somers Jan 1981

Teaching Esl Through American Songs: A Sourcebook, Julia Ann Somers

MA TESOL Collection

No abstract provided.


A Personal Guideline For The Use Of Correction In The Classroom, Carol Ann Wilson Jan 1981

A Personal Guideline For The Use Of Correction In The Classroom, Carol Ann Wilson

MA TESOL Collection

Correction is an important aspect of teaching, one that ESL teachers face daily. At issue is the ability to match the teacher's goals or priorities with what is supposed to be taught or learned, and the specific teaching-learning environment.

The study presents my original definition of correction, the beginning reference point for this work, which is eventually compared to a new definition of correction. The evolution of the new definition is based upon documentation and analysis of five case studies and the systematic generation and development of a model for correction use.

The model is adaptable for use by ...


Teaching And The Boarding School Environment At Tasis England, William Bradley Stevenson Jan 1981

Teaching And The Boarding School Environment At Tasis England, William Bradley Stevenson

MA TESOL Collection

This paper discusses my 1981 summer teaching experience at TASIS England, an American boarding school located outside London. In this environment, there were personal constraints both on the students and on myself. I increased my knowledge of the shape and structure of English and how to teach it. In the classroom there are always discipline problems. I look at one way I found to deal with them. In this boarding school environment, I had additional duties that gave me the opportunity to learn about teenagers. I also gained some insight into culture and how to relate to these international students ...


Language And Culture In Two Worlds: Teaching English To Hmong Refugees, Sherry Lieberman Preiss, Cammille Smith Jan 1981

Language And Culture In Two Worlds: Teaching English To Hmong Refugees, Sherry Lieberman Preiss, Cammille Smith

MA TESOL Collection

This project is a presentation of two curricula, one for teaching Hmong children and the other for teaching Hmong adults. The curricula provide the necessary guidelines to implement bicultural ESL instruction in a monolingual setting. Included are theoretical discussions that explain the rationale behind the format and content of each of the curricula. The curricula themselves are divided into situational units containing various linguistic and cultural components. The project stemmed from a student teaching internship in Rutland, Vermont, where the authors instructed several families (adults and children) of Hmong refugees. Although the project was primarily aimed towards teaching Hmong refugees ...


Working With Mexican Esl Teachers: Description Of A Teacher Training Experience, Hilary Russell Jan 1981

Working With Mexican Esl Teachers: Description Of A Teacher Training Experience, Hilary Russell

MA TESOL Collection

The following paper is a description and analysis of a four-day teacher training workshop which took place in February and March of 1081 in Zacatecas, Mexico. It was designed to provide English teachers with the opportunity to experience various techniques that are currently used in teaching ESL. The design and implementation of the workshop are presented in detail. Several major issues which were brought out during the workshop process and became a significant part of the discussions will also be explored. These include the applicability of certain ESL techniques to the Mexican classroom, cross-cultural communication and its role in teacher ...


A Hodge-Podge Of Written Realia, Suzanne Petrick Jan 1981

A Hodge-Podge Of Written Realia, Suzanne Petrick

MA TESOL Collection

No abstract provided.


Friday Night At The Mayaguez Mall: A Rationale With Examples On The Use Of Drama In The Notional-Functional Classroom, Stephen Newman Jan 1981

Friday Night At The Mayaguez Mall: A Rationale With Examples On The Use Of Drama In The Notional-Functional Classroom, Stephen Newman

MA TESOL Collection

Three recent intensive courses teaching EFL in Puerto Rico and ESL in Brattleboro provided the author with practical experience using drama activities in connection with the application of notional-functional syllabuses. These experiences are described and the choice of a "functional" approach is justified. Functions are explained and an overview of drama is given. Seven practical drama activities for a variety of language levels and situations are presented. A discussion of the pedagogical aspects of practicing functions through drama follows, wherein such considerations as the role of the teacher, the development of the student, lesson planning, giving directions and aims are ...


An Orientation To The United States, Charles Wayman Mitchell, Marie Eileen Mitchell Jan 1981

An Orientation To The United States, Charles Wayman Mitchell, Marie Eileen Mitchell

MA TESOL Collection

The main purpose of this text is to provide a format through which a foreign student can gain a better understanding of the United States and its people. A secondary goal is to encourage students to use and improve their aural/oral skills. Due to the nature of the topic of the lessons, students should find it easy to contribute to active discussions. At times, the students are forced to mix with the target culture through activities provided at the end of each lesson.

The text consists of fifty lessons with each lesson having a single topic as focus of ...


College Life: U.S.A. A Teaching Resource Packet To Prepare Foreign Students For The Social Side Of Attending A College In The United States., Mark Koncewicz Jan 1981

College Life: U.S.A. A Teaching Resource Packet To Prepare Foreign Students For The Social Side Of Attending A College In The United States., Mark Koncewicz

MA TESOL Collection

This project is a teaching resource packet for ESL/EFL teachers who are interested in showing their students what American college life is like. The project is based on twelve situations which were selected because they seem to be the most typical situations that a foreign student would probably interact in while studying and living at an American college. There are two parts to this project: a set of slides with 5-7 consists of units for each of the situations and a text which consists of units for each of the situations. Each of these units is composed of three ...


Suggestions For Using Films In The English As A Second Language Classroom. A Sample Unit: But What If The Dream Comes True, Charmaine Ann Horvath Jan 1981

Suggestions For Using Films In The English As A Second Language Classroom. A Sample Unit: But What If The Dream Comes True, Charmaine Ann Horvath

MA TESOL Collection

The following paper is offered to the ESL instructor who would like to have more information concerning the proper usage of film in the classroom. The types of films, roles and goals of the instructor when deciding to use a film in class, general criteria suggested in choosing a film and guidelines to aid the instructor in preparing and applying the film to his class are included. The paper also deals with specific techniques, activities and exercises which can be used in conjunction with a film, depending on the specific language goal in mind. The film, But What if the ...