ERIC Number: ED213259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-22
Evaluation of 1981 Nihon University Overseas Summer Training Program: Final Report.
Robertson, Daniel L.
The program described here was a special short-term academic program at the University of Illinois for third-year students in the College of International Relations at Nihon University. Its objectives were to provide the students with effective training in English and an introduction to American history and culture which would be relevant to their university studies. The English classes in the 24-day program were held for four hours each day, with the students divided into five levels according to their proficiency test scores. The evaluation of the program focused on questions which addressed the following issues: (1) needs and expectations, (2) degree of achievement and language learning motivation, (3) level of language proficiency, (4) significant gains in English proficiency, (5) other knowledge and skills, (6) which of the participants' needs and expectations were being met, (7) differences in participants' attitudes, (8) adequacy of the program staff, (9) appropriateness of time frame, and (10) benefits to the participating institutions. The final section of the report presents conclusions and recommendations, and appendices which include evaluation instruments in English and Japanese. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared in the Program of Overseas University Collaboration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.