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ERIC Number: ED241095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Integrated Language Skills: An Approach to Developmental Studies.
Joseph, Nancy
A language skills program was developed at Lake City Community College to increase remedial students' chances of academic success in college courses. The program concentrates first on developing students' speaking and listening skills and then proceeds to more complex reading and writing skills. The program provides 16 weeks of developmental study for academically underprepared students, during which skills in oral communication, listening comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and study skills are approached in an integrated manner. An evaluation of the program involved two groups of students: an experimental group (N=26) of students who completed the language skills program and subsequently the college's basic English course, and a control group (N=25) of students who completed only the basic English course. The groups were compared on the basis of pre- and post-test measures of vocabulary and reading comprehension, and final grades in the English course. The results indicated that the experimental group performed better on both the vocabulary and comprehension tests and averaged a full letter grade higher than the control group in the English course. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lake City Community Coll., FL.