28/06/2011

The Language Experience Approach and Adult Learners. ERIC Digest.

The Language Experience Approach and Adult Learners. ERIC Digest.
ERIC Identifier: ED350887
Publication Date: 1992-06-00
Author: Taylor, Marcia
Source: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education Washington DC., Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education for Limited-English-Proficient Adults Washington DC


So what is The Language Experience Approach and Adult Learner?

Although the LEA was developed primarily as a tool for reading development, this technique can be used successfully to develop listening, speaking, and writing as well. This integrated approach is unique in that it begins with students' individual or shared experiences as a basis for discussion, writing, and finally reading. As students see their personal experiences transcribed into the written word, they also gain a greater understanding of the "processes" of writing and reading and can make the bridge to reading and writing independently


Personaly I am using this approach in one of my distance teaching via Skype with one particular student learning Arabic for the past two years. (her first language is English).I am in England and she is in Los Anglos. we meet once a week for one hour.

While she traveling around the world she write all her experince in Arabic. what we do after is exactly what the above article says.
Click on the above like, to undersdant the procedure.

It is working.