ERIC Number: ED328101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Cultural and Communicative Skills for Beginners in English-As-A-Second-Language (ICCS) English.
Marquez, Ely J.
The community college course outlined in this paper emphasizes listening, speaking, pragmatics, reading, and writing for non-native speakers of English who have had little or no exposure to the language. The aim of the course is to improve student language skills that will enhance academic success and persistence. An introductory section describes the course format, student evaluation procedures, and course evaluation and revision processes. The introduction is followed by a list of general student performance goals, a topic outline and course schedule for three days of the first week, a bibliography of required and supplemental texts, and overall and specific performance objectives for each of seven course-level topics, including: life skills (numbers, letters, and dates, survival communication, appropriate use of names and greetings); pragmatic skills (conversation and social interpersonal skills); cultural literacy (global and United States geography, United States government, history, education, economics, expressions and adages); structural skills (verb tenses, modifiers, elementary grammar and syntax); reading and comprehension; writing; and aural-oral skills (pronunciation, suprasegmentals, narration, and comprehension). (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Communicative Competence (Languages), Community Colleges, Course Content, Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Intercultural Communication, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Pragmatics, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.