ERIC Number: ED244515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Linking ESL Courses with University Content Courses: The Adjunct Model.
Snow, Marguerite Ann; Brinton, Donna M.
Experiences in using the adjunct model of language instruction, in which language courses are linked with content courses to better integrate the reading, writing, and study skills required of the two disciplines, are described. Although the program described includes both regular freshman English classes and English as a second language (ESL) courses, the focus here is on the link between two intermediate ESL courses taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and one of the four undergraduate content courses in the program, introductory psychology. Features of the adjunct model, such as its underlying philosophy and methodology, coordinated framework, selection and adaptation of materials, and the role of the language and content area instructors are analyzed and critiqued. Elements critical to successful implementation of the model are identified from these experiences, and causes of potential breakdowns are noted. Finally, the analysis demonstrates how the adjunct model meets the needs of academic ESL students. Applications of the adjunct model to other ESL populations and the match between the model and current theories of second language acquisition are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Second Language Programs, Content Area Reading, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Learning Theories, Material Development, Media Selection, Program Descriptions, Psychology, Remedial Programs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of California Los Angeles
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (San Jose, CA, April 13-15, 1984).