ERIC Number: ED374329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
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)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Information Networks, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Models, Office Occupations Education, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Two Year Colleges, Vocational English (Second Language), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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