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ERIC Number: ED092985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
College English and Alaska Native Students: "First Aid" for Entering Freshmen.
Isto, Sarah A.
Three special English courses have been developed to help poorly prepared native University of Alaska freshmen whose three major groups--Aleuts, Eskimos, and Indians--embrace a variety of linguistic backgrounds: (1) a course for students more fluent in English which uses English as a Second Language techniques, (2) a writing course which prepares students for basic freshman English, and (3) a course designed to meet the students' immediate reading, writing, and note-taking needs. Each section of this latter course is paired with a specific freshman lecture course in which students are enrolled for credit while the instructor sits in. This enables the English instructor to coordinate his presentation of skill practice with assignments in the paired course, to use relevant examples from the lecture, and to evaluate his students' applications of new skills in another class. Although a few problems such as heavy teaching loads, less teaching efficiency, and credit determination have arisen, they are outweighed by student success in some courses which assures them of another university semester in which to learn more English. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska