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ERIC Number: ED374329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
English for Specific Purposes: Building a Curricular Bridge between English as a Second Language and Vocational/Business Office Systems. A Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Program Improvement Grant. Final Report.
Austin Community Coll., TX.
This 11-page report describes a project wherein a Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Program Improvement Grant was used to develop a curricular bridge between the academic English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) area and the vocational-technical business/office systems area of Austin Community College (ACC). The following project activities are discussed: selecting an English-for-special-purposes (ESP) model; publicizing the ESP project within ACC; selecting content courses, content area instructors, and ESP/business advisory committee members; developing ESP course materials; and networking with other community colleges in Texas. Appendixes/exhibits, constituting approximately 80% of this document, include the following: summary of the implications and distinguishing features of the theme-based, sheltered, and adjunct curriculum models; project-related correspondence; project description; study, reading, and writing skills objectives of the two ESP courses developed; diagram outlining the support, transition, and self-sufficiency phases of academic proficiency; project advisory committee (AC) membership list and minutes/agendas of AC meetings; guidelines for ESP course content selection; college skills inventory; activities for language adjunct courses; course descriptions; evaluation issues; project members' resumes; and report on ESL/ESP programs at El Paso Community College. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990