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 of Content

Lesson Book, part of an English Language radio correspondence course for immigrants and produced for the Department of Immigration for radio by the ABC, 1960s

Physical 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.

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