ERIC Number: ED200023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Mainstreaming the EFL Student into the American College or University.
McKenzie, Hope Bussey
West Texas State University made provisions for students in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) who already had an academic knowledge of English, some facility in conversational English, and basic knowledge of some disciplines. What these students needed was the ability to develop logically a research paper and practice in using the vocabulary of their fields of study. To meet this need, professors from various disciplines assisted in developing a tape-book which included vocabulary, essays, and a program of writing and recording by the student. A program of independent study, group work, and writing evolved in which the students were learning American rules of rhetoric primarily in their chosen field of concentration. The second semester course was developed using much the same format, but the content dealt with vocabulary and methods of literary criticism. In addition to these courses, an upper-level course has been introduced to help students produce such specialized written forms as the "vita," reports, various kinds of applications, letters, book reviews, and in some cases, articles for publication. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (San Francisco, CA, March 3-8, 1980).