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ERIC Number: ED356671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
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On Writing a "Homegrown" Text of Educational Materials: Intercultural Orientation Activities for International ESL Students: 50 Module Lessons.
Villarreal, Linda Hope
A project to develop curriculum materials geared to the immediate, specific language needs of limited English speaking foreign students at Douglas College (British Columbia, Canada) is reported. The materials designed were intended for orientation and acculturation, containing cultural content that could be integrated into the college's skill-oriented English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) academic program. The materials development process emphasized the use of feedback from language specialists, foreign student educators, ESL instructors, and classroom use. The first draft of the materials was designed and submitted to an initial round of feedback concerning the need for and utility of such materials. The second draft was published by the college, then evaluated by professionals and tested at Douglas College and Vancouver Community College (British Columbia). General practical application of the materials and additional or experimental applications were also considered in this phase of development. Local response to the text and feedback from publishers are reported. Acceptance of the third draft is documented, and future plans are discussed briefly. It was concluded that the materials have potential for wider application than initially intended. Letters, documents, forms, and a 65-item bibliography are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada