Published in 2003, Anseo: English for Living in Ireland is a resource book for English teachers working with adult members of the newcomer population.
There are over 300 pages of adaptable classroom activities based on the everyday needs of migrants in a new host country. The book contains ten thematic modules – health, shopping, accommodation, education, intercultural awareness, dealing with officials, leisure, money and banking, transport, and work. All activities are photocopiable and address the needs of learners at A1, A2 and B1 levels of language proficiency, according to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference.
Each activity is accompanied by comprehensive notes for the teacher and further support is provided in a teachers’ section. This section expands on some of the teaching points encountered in the activities and includes suggestions for different approaches to the development of skills; tips for teachers in the preparation of their classes; grading materials for use with different levels; comments on giving instructions and setting up activities; and thoughts on monitoring learning and providing feedback.
Winner of the European Language Label for Innovative Language Teaching and Learning 2003