ERIC Number: ED219937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Commanding English: A Communications Skills Program Offered to Southeast Asian and Other Non-Native Speakers of English, 1980-81.
"Commanding English," a three-quarter program of communication skills courses presented in an integrated whole, is described in this booklet. The program's general purpose is to assist students whose native language is not English to develop fluency in oral and written English. A brief description of each course offered at General College, University of Minnesota, is provided. The first semester courses deal with the following: vocabulary improvement; improving reading, comprehension, and study skills; improving spelling and punctuation; writing grammatical sentences and organizing paragraphs; and interpersonal communication. The various options offered the students who completed these courses are discussed and a description of the other courses in the following semester is given. These courses were on vocabulary improvement; reading comprehension and study skills; spelling, punctuation, writing sentences and paragraphs; and oral communication. The second year courses are also described. These courses were on group process and leadership; usage and style; a writing laboratory; and independent study courses. The report concludes with a description of the course offerings as they were modified in a subsequent semester and a discussion of the curriculum development and outcomes. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.
Note: In General College Reports, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1982. For related document, see ED 186 938.