ERIC Number: ED193968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The ESL Student's Struggles with Written English.
Foreign students in American colleges and universities experience difficulty with various aspects of English composition, especially grammar, mechanics, syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, and report writing. One way to deal with the situation is to set up a composition course in ESL in which the specific problems of non-native speakers are addressed. Several approaches can be used to deal with problems in English written expression. Some of these are: (1) a theoretical introduction to the history of English inflections followed by practice; (2) pattern practice on particular problem areas; (3) writing exercises; (4) use of a punctuation chart; (5) laying basic ground-rules for sentence and paragraph structure, and developing exercises on them; (6) exercises on writing sentences from models; and (7) instruction in writing essays and reports using an outline. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College English Association (10th, March 22-24, 1979).