ERIC Number: ED248686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Students and the Tutoring Practicum: Intercultural Literacy for Students of Language and Culture beyond the Classroom.
Boschetto, Sandra M.
A practicum for teachers of English as a second language at the Michigan Technological University allows American foreign language students and foreign students enrolled at the institution to be paired for tutoring in cultural facts and awareness. The course has a minimum of two contact hours per week, and participants are involved in three areas: intercultural broadening; practical assistance in how to fill out forms, use the bus system, open a bank account, and so on; and conversational activities, including practice with pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar as needed. Students must comply with three basic requirements to receive credit: (1) each participant must tutor his partner two hours a week; (2) each participant must attend three group meetings per term to exchange ideas and experiences from the tutorial sessions through structured exercises; and (3) each participant must submit two written reports of the content and progress in tutorial sessions. Students wishing to receive extra credit must also prepare a scrapbook of materials defining the individual as a member of a particular cultural group. Course materials are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan Technological University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (San Francisco, CA, November 24-26, 1983).