ERIC Number: ED249769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Student-to-Student: "Welcome to Georgetown."
Crawford, William W.; Giblon, Mary Lee
One part of the foreign student orientation program at Georgetown University is a videotape production written and acted by students of English as a second language (ESL). The production's two-year development began as a class project in an advanced ESL oral language class. Students discussed the problems of foreign students, organized their ideas into an outline, and wrote a script. Many problems arose at this stage, including linguistic problems of difficulty level, style, and dialog transfer; some technical problems; a move of the academic division; and editing of both the script and the videotape. The production sequence included casting, rehearsals, taping, and editing, each requiring a number of processes and considerations. For institutions without the technical facilities needed for this kind of production, alternatives include slide presentations, student tours guided by ESL students, and directed student discussion with new students. While no special effort was made for the students involved in this production to learn additional English, their language skills did improve considerably during the project's duration. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgetown University DC
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (17th, Toronto, Ontario, March 16-19, 1983).