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ERIC Number: ED139253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 10
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Developing an ESL Program in a Small Two-Year College.
Kessler, Carolyn
An ESL (English as a Second Language) program has been set up for international students at a small, two-year college for women, Immaculata College, in Washington, D.C. It has been integrated into the regular school curriculum and the courses carry academic credit. Courses emphasize specific language skills. Spoken English empasizes oral facility with attention to grammatical structure and pronunciation. Directed Discussion, for advanced students, gives further practice in oral presentations and discussions. Reading English emphasizes reading comprehension and the development of related study skills, including vocabulary and reading rate. Written English stresses syntax, idiomatic usage, and the mechanics of writing compositions. Advanced Grammar reviews English structure and gives students practice with formal writing styles. Listening with understanding is the focus of the Aural Comprehension course. Selected Problems in English is offered in the immersion program just prior to the opening of the fall semester and is designed to treat problems in various aspects of the language skills. It also serves as a kind of orientation to the American college and educational system. An attempt is made throughout to provide students with opportunities to interact with American students in order to increase their cultural awareness and understanding. (CFM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the ATESL Section of the annual conference of the National Association for Foreign Students Affairs (26th, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 1974)