ERIC Number: ED246964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report of Survey on English Language Training in Canadian Colleges.
Kemp, Donna, Ed.
The status of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in Canada's community colleges is assessed in this report. Following an introduction to the concerns of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) with regard to ESL education, results are presented from a nationwide survey focusing on ESL programs, students, and teachers; ideals for ESL instruction; sources of the best teacher training; interest in standardization; and learning resources and tests. Next, a case is presented for the standardization of content, testing, and teacher training. A series of recommendations are presented to the member colleges of the ACCC for improving ESL education. The next section of the report presents a series of contributed articles: (1) "ESL Training for Overseas Students," by Charles Mosap; (2) "ESL-- EFL--ESP--EAP--EOP?" by William Hanna; (3) "TESL Canada: The Issues at Hand," by Laura E. Ho; (4) "Towards a National ESL Policy," by Nicholas Elson; (5) "ESL Testing for College Entrance," by Ellen Cray; (6) "The Council of Second Language Programs in Canada," by Pierre Niedlispacher; (7) "1983 Introduction to 1979 Paper 'Syllabus in Transition'" by Marian Tyacke; (8) "Syllabus in Transition: From a Structure Base to a Communicative Base," by Marian Tyacke; and (9) "A Distance Program for Learning English as a Second Language," by Mary Selman. Appendices include the survey instrument and responses and list ACCC members. A summary of survey results written in French is also provided. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Toronto, (Ontario). International Bureau.