ERIC Number: ED230024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
English as a Second Language for French-Canadian Adults Who Travel to Florida: An ESP Syllabus Development Project.
A large number of middle aged and retired French-speaking Canadians spend time in Florida during the winter months. While most of them have some knowledge of English, they have a need for communicative competence in English in some business and social situations. This ESP (English for Specific Purposes) syllabus development project attempts to answer these needs by making use of and putting into practice recent thinking in syllabus design, methodology, and second language learning for a special purpose. After the introductory chapters describing the population needs and the theoretical bases, three chapters develop the syllabus itself and provide suggested learning activities. First, 23 principles are discussed. These treat aspects of the model related to language, culture, communicative activity, and general language education. The fourth chapter provides the actual course description that is developed from the 23 principles. It treats technical aspects, class and homework learning activities, and specifications on the language content. Finally, four teaching/learning activities are presented. The presentation includes all the worksheets and other materials needed for the activities. (AMH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: French Canadians
Note: Master's Thesis, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.