ERIC Number: ED382096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching the International Student. Tig-Toe: Teaching of Evaluation.
This brief paper describes a special, informal seminar for international students that used an adjunct instruction model to focus on technical terminology in the field of instructional technology. Foreign students are enrolled concurrently in two linked courses--a language course and a content course with the two courses sharing content base and complementing each other in mutually coordinated assignments. Second language learners are sheltered in the language course and integrated in the content course where both native English and non-native English speaking students attend the same lecture. International students in the adjunct course meet once a week over lunch for the seminar in order to study technical terminology and usage. Enrollment is usually 4-6 students from a variety of nations. Other features of the program include one session of the content course on cross cultural communication where the foreign students share their experiences with miscommunication and a potluck dinner at the instructor's home with international foods contributed by the students. The international students have thrived with the seminar and have shown marked language progress. The instructor has enjoyed friendships with students and a teaching award from the campus international student organization. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Evaluation Association.
Identifiers: Adjunct Courses; Utah State University
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association (1994).