ERIC Number: ED031369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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American Language Skills: An Integrated Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Program.
Jacobson, George W.; Nelson, Emily
Establishment of Southwest Minnesota State College, a new 4-year college, has made possible the creation of an American Language Skills course to replace traditional freshmen English. Program emphasis is on integration and coordination of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students receive lectures on the reading process and on the use of materials. They spend time each week in individualized study in the campus Reading Center. Testing is done at the beginning and end of the term, using the Triggs Upper Level Survey, Forms A and G. Percentage gains in rate, vocabulary, and comprehension are greater for the group having the integrated program than for a volunteer control group receiving no reading instruction. (MD)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Freshmen, Communication Skills, Language Arts, Listening Skills, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Speech Communication, Writing Skills
1968 National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at National Reading Conference meeting, Los Angeles, Dec. 5-7, 1968.