English as a Second Language: Model Standards for Adult Education Programs
Focuses on adult learners of English as a second language. Will equip students with the language and cultural proficiency needed for full participation in American society. Describes general standards, defines language proficiency levels, and identifies possible tests for measuring language proficiency. Designed to assist administrators and teachers in providing programs that promote communication based instruction in which students are engaged in the purposeful use of language.
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ability able academic Adult Education Advanced—Low Adverbial clauses answer appropriate assessment basic needs Beginning—High Beginning—Low complex sentences Content General Nature Cultural Focus curriculum dealing with nonnative Demonstrate comprehension Demonstrate understanding descriptions dialogue ESL beginning literacy ESL Proficiency Level Express face-to-face conversations factual familiar contexts familiar material familiar topics fluency and communication Focus of Instruction Forms On exit Functions On exit future tenses grammatical groups identify informational sources Instructional Standard instructor models Intermediate—High Intermediate—Low Interpret job interview language forms language proficiency Language Skills Language Testing letters Level Students Levels of Language Listening Students Low High Model Standards Nature of Instruction nonnative speakers nontechnical oral paragraphs personal identification personal information present perfect present perfect tense previously learned primary language q Students q Test read technical Representative examples role-play sample Sentence types situations Student Evaluation Standard take notes teacher telephone Testing Standard TOEFL Topics Course content unfamiliar vocabulary Verb tenses words and phrases
Page vii - (ESL) programs for adults in California is to equip students with the language and cultural proficiencies required for the eventual fulfillment of personal, vocational, academic, and citizenship goals so that they may participate fully in American society.