ERIC Number: ED024031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Writing Laboratory for Beginning Students of English.
Journal of English as a Second Language, v3 n2 Fall 1968
The author describes a program in guided writing instruction designed to help beginning students of English prepare for enrollment in American universities. The lessons were planned to develop the students' mechanics (the ability to spell, punctuate, and follow grammatical conventions), and some degree of competency (what to say, how to organize it, and how to say it). Topics chosen were within the students' personal experience or knowledge; model compositions and outlines provided guides and necessary repertory of terms used in composition writing. Classes, held twice weekly on successive days, began with the teacher's reading the model orally while students listened and looked at the written model. The students' compositions were presented orally and discussed before being written. A sample of a model composition lesson and its accompanying worksheets is included in this report. (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Connected Discourse, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Writing Skills
Chilton Books, 401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 (single issue $4.00).
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Identifiers: American Language Institute; New York University