ERIC Number: ED333924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
English Institute Content-Based Program Manual.
Canada Coll., Redwood City, CA.
Instructional materials designed for the content-based English as a Second Language program at Canada College's English Institute (EI) are presented in this manual. First, an introduction provides background information on the college, its student body, and the program. Drawing on relevant second language theory, this section offers a definition of content-based instruction, describing the technique's three prototypes (i.e., theme-based, sheltered, and adjunct). This section also indicates that EI's program, which combines elements of the sheltered and adjunct prototypes, requires that students enroll concurrently in two linked classes, a language course and a content course simplified for ESL student comprehension. In section II, the preparation stage for the program is described, focusing on scheduling and facilities, student recruitment, and teacher training. Section III deals with implementation concerns, including the coordination of ESL and content instructor teams, and the day-to-day scheduling of ESL and content instruction. Next, section IV discusses evaluation, covering class and standardized testing. Extensive appendixes, which comprise the bulk of the manual, provide program materials, including class schedules for fall 1990 and spring 1991; a workshop schedule; pretests and course syllabi for social science, biology, English, math, and history; ESL adjunct lessons in social science, biology, math, and Western Civilization; three weekly information sheets; and a student information questionnaire. (JMC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canada Coll., Redwood City, CA.