ERIC Number: ED364101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May-25
Assisting Secondary Limited English Proficient Students through the Implementation of Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
Jacoby, Sherry M.
A study investigated the utility of computer-assisted English second language instruction for limited-English-proficient (LEP) secondary school students in a system in which there was no regular bilingual or compensatory education offered. As a result of a home language survey and followup oral language proficiency test, three LEP or non-English-speaking students were identified. All needed a medium for communication and self-expression. These students were provided with instruction in the use of a word processing program and encouraged to use the computer independently. It was found that after the 12-week program, students acquired word processing skills and learned to use the computer for daily written assignments for regular classes. Recommendations for followup include incorporating word processing into the regular classrooms, perhaps drawing on the LEP students' newly-acquired knowledge, establishing a better procedure for identifying and addressing the needs of LEP students, and providing inservice training for regular classroom teachers in dealing with LEP student needs. A 22-item bibliography is included, and appended materials include the home language survey, a language skills checklist for teachers, and a student survey of computer skills. (MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.