ERIC Number: ED333733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-11
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming Intensive English Students into Regular University Courses.
A procedure used by a university-affiliated intensive English language program to mainstream students into regular academic courses is described. The program, affiliated with Southeast Missouri State University, includes traditional English-as-a-Second-Language courses with heavy emphasis on writing and reading skills, and courses in American culture, literature, history, and study skills, word processing, and listening and notetaking skills. Social and cultural activities are also integrated into the curriculum. The program schedule is from early June to late May, with flexible program length options. The report describes some of the academic preparation models currently used in other Missouri university intensive language programs, gives an overview of the program in question, explains procedures for student placement and scheduling, describes monitoring and record-keeping procedures, discusses communication between program faculty and university faculty teaching courses in which intensive English students are enrolled, and presents data on the feasibility of allowing intensive English students to enroll in regular credit-bearing university courses. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Students, Cultural Awareness, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Recordkeeping, Student Placement, Study Skills, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southeast Missouri State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (23rd, San Antonio, TX, March 7-11, 1989).