ERIC Number: ED227650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
ESL: Integration of English, Reading and Speech.
Brown, Dennis; And Others
The English as a second language (ESL) programs at El Paso Community College, Texas, are described. The ESL curriculum focuses on speaking, listening, reading, and writing; and attempts to integrate ESL English, reading, and speech into comprehensive language development programs. The basic competence program of the ESL curriculum consists of four levels, with three tracks. The levels reflect a progression in language acquisition according to difficulty and complexity. The first track emphasizes an analytical focus on the structure of English. The second track emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing through repetition, dialogues, and other techniques. The third track concentrates on reading. A second program is the bilingual equivalency option, which consists of English composition, reading, and speech. This option is designed for bilingual students who have basic language competence but require further development in English rhetoric, vocabulary acquisition at the college level, and creative writing. The ESL reading courses were designed to meet the needs of students with limited English ability who were having difficulty in basic reading and study skills courses. For the ESL curriculum, a high priority is placed on scheduling courses that meet student needs. Course descriptions in English and Spanish and a list of tests for each course are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: El Paso Community College TX
Note: Paper presented at the Western College Reading Association Conference (San Diego, CA, April 1-4, 1982) and the Texas Conference for Professionals in College Student Academic Support Programs (Austin, TX, October 21-22, 1982).