ERIC Number: ED071475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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American English Rhetoric: Writing from Spoken Models for Bilingual Students.
Bander, Robert G.
This book has been written to help improve the composition skills of students of English as a second language or second dialect. It has been planned for students at the advanced secondary, college, and university levels who have had some previous training in English vocabulary and grammar; it is particularly suited for a one-semester course for international students who are studying English as college freshmen. The text uses a sequential learning plan which calls for copying, imitation, and repetition and begins with paragraph dictation as the first step. After concentration on the paragraph, emphasis shifts to the essay. Lessons make use of published pieces for illustration of techniques that seem to be most relevant to the development of modern English style and of grammar points which traditionally present problems for foreign students. (Author/VM)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, College Freshmen, English (Second Language), Essays, Grammar, Imitation, Language Styles, Nonstandard Dialects, North American English, Paragraph Composition, Rhetoric, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Sequential Learning, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Universities, Writing Skills, Written Language
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($4.95)
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