Institute for the Study of American Language and Culture,(ISALC)
Lewis & Clark College


ESL in the Mainstream:
How Technology Can Help!

Michael Krauss, Lewis & Clark College

http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/eslinthemainstream.html


John Gorman, Program Coordinator for the Center for Professional Development at Lewis & Clark College, offers the graduate level course, "ESL in the Mainstream," designed to help K-12 teachers provide more effective instruction to the non-native speakers of English in their classes. This Web page was prepared to support a 3-hour session within this course, and is intended to give teachers resources and hands-on practice in using technology to assist in their instruction. It is hoped that participants will share this information and these skills with others in their school districts.


I. Basic information about participants and students:

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II. Some assumptions about teaching and learning (which you may or may not agree with)!

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III. Objectives of this workshop:

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IV. Resources for teachers getting started with technology:

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V. A sampling of activities you can do with your ESL and native-speaker students: (some use desktop software; others use Internet resources)

Ideally, computer resources would be woven into a course along with traditional paper-based materials. For example, see a content-based course on Diversity and Civil Rights in the U.S. For convenience, I've broken them down by language skill, but many of these activities will involve multiple skills:

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VI. Project-based learning (Incorporate all skill areas)

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VII. Integrating technology into the classroom

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VII. Next Steps: Transition from this workshop to the classroom

 

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Created by: krauss@lclark.edu
Updated: 4/13/00