ERIC Number: ED101369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Yes! Individualized Instruction for International Students Is Possible in the Conventional Classroom--It Is a Formula for "Holding Power."
Dreyer, Ladonna J.
So that the non-English speaking students could grasp the simple rudiments of English composition with any degree of accuracy, the Oscar Rose Junior College developed a two-semester program involving a sequential, syntactical, linguistic, multimedia approach to composition. The four media utilized are talk-tapes, visual-aid cards (minireproductions of the overhead transparencies), vocabulary cards for optional drills and personal reference, and a flexible course of study allowing for individualization. Each unit has its objective clearly outlined in behavioral terms; at the end of each lesson there is a comprehensive self-assessment task; and at the completion of each unit another quiz is provided which includes previous unit skills and/or concepts, along with the current unit objectives. Students who have any problems with the exercises, tasks, or quiz are directed to reread the material and confer with the instructor for supplemental material. Criterion-referenced grading is used to measure each objective. Vocabulary study in the first semester is based on vocabulary drawn from social institutions such as home and family, business, government, and education, while the lessons in the second semester are drawn from terminology and essays concerned with law, medicine, geology, biology, and physics. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (64th, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1974)