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ERIC Number: ED317069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: N/A
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An English Language Program for Wives of International Students.
Ostler, Shirley E.
The curriculum, administration, staffing, facilities, and funding of a college English-as-a-Second-Language program for the wives of foreign students are described. The program is intended to reduce feelings of isolation and facilitate the adjustment of women whose student husbands are busy with the academic and social routines of the university. The program serves the university as well as the participants by offering opportunities for cultural exchange for the institution and the community as a whole. All women dependents of international students are welcomed at any time, whether attendance is sporadic or regular. Children may be brought to classes. Placement is flexible, with emphasis placed on student determination, pride in accomplishment, and acceptance of student needs. While the language used in the classroom is English, many activities are designed to let students and teachers learn about the cultures of all of the students through the discussion of cultural mores and sharing of national dishes and their preparation, favorite songs, and special holidays and traditions. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A