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Booklet - 'Learning English, Lesson Book B', Department of Immigration & ABC, 1963 Document Reg. No: HT 14855

Booklet titled 'Learning English, Lesson Book B' it is part of a Radio & Correspondence Course, produced by the Department of Immigration & ABC in 1963. 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.
Book 128 pages with blue spine binding and blue cover print. The cover features an illustration of 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
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 21-40 LESSON BOOK B/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/Copyright 1963.
Other Association (See Comments): Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1963

Course prepared by
Other Association (See Comments): Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1963

Course produced for Radio by

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