ERIC Number: ED347821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Curriculum for a Pre-beginning Class at the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano in San Jose, Costa Rica.
This report presents a curriculum for true beginning English-language students at the Costa Rican American Cultural Center (CCCN) that was developed specifically for students whose skills were not adequate for regular beginning "1A" classes. Information was gathered from CCCN teachers who had previously taught the target population. The goal of the new "Pre-1A" course was to familiarize students with certain elements from the 1A course to make them feel comfortable and be able to function appropriately in the 1A environment. Components of the approach include listening skill development, daily reviews, and pair and small group work. This document explains guiding principles of the course, gives the Syllabus, and presents 18 lessons. Appended are the international phonetic alphabet, explanation of procedures for techniques and activities described, and the placement test used in the study. Contains 15 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Costa Rica
Note: Master's Thesis, School for International Training.