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Booklet - 'Learning English, Lesson Book A', Department of Immigration & ABC, 1968 Document Reg. No: HT 14852

Summary:
Booklet titled 'Learning English, Lesson Book A' it is part of a Radio & Correspondence Course, produced by the Department of Immigration & ABC in 1968. This booklet is one of several owned by a ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, they were given to her by an Italian family who used them around the 1960s-1970s.

The learning of English by immigrants to Australia was considered by politicians and community organizations as an essential part of the settlement process. English language classes were carried out in the post World War II era on ships bringing migrants to Australia, in migrant hostels and later in community centres, and by organizations such as AMES (Australian Migrant Education Service).

Correspondence and radio courses were established for migrants who found it difficult to get to classes, such as women with young children. This book represents English teaching strategies during the 1960s-1970s and the ways in which the language was taught, including the 'anglo-centricity' of the images and examples used.
Description:
Book 128 pages with red spine binding and red cover print. The cover features an illustration of five characters who feature in the course.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Rita Camilleri, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.80 cm (Height), 17.70 cm (Width), 25.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: education, immigration, english language, language education, language teaching, english language courses, 2
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Education & Training
Tertiary Classification: language education
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: LESSONS 1-20 LESSON BOOK A/LEARNING ENGLISH/A Radio and Correspondence Course/for Newcomers/Prepared by the/Commonwealth Office of Education, Sydney/for the/Department of Immigration, Canberra/Produced for radio by the/
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney/Revised 1968.
Other Association (See Comments): Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1968

Course prepared by
Other Association (See Comments): Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1968

Course produced for Radio by

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