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ERIC Number: ED130532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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What's REALLY Basic about Teaching Composition to Foreign Students?
Anderson, Mary Lynn; Wrase, Judith
The foreign student in an American university must be able to communicate in English, orally and in writing, well enough to do college-level academic work. The college or university which admits foreign students has the responsibility either to require a certain level of English proficiency or to provide the means for the student to get the special training in English which he needs to survive and succeed in school. The sentence and the paragraph are basic to teaching composition, to both foreign students and native speakers. Two sample compositions from international students enrolled in a freshman composition course reveal similarities and differences between the two groups and show some of the special needs of international students in these two basic areas. Grammatical and stylistic problems revealed in the two compositions are discussed in detail. (Author/CFM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 26, 1976)