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ERIC Number: ED406836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 20
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English Curricula and Language Learning Resources for Non-English Majors at Universities in Taiwan.
Huang, Su-yueh
A study investigated the nature and extent of English curricula and resources available for English language learning in Taiwan's universities. Data were drawn from a survey of 18 coordinators of English programs for non-English majors (EPNMs) in Taiwan universities and from examination of course descriptions. Results indicate that all universities offered freshman English courses, most focusing on general language skills. After the freshman year, only two universities required students to take English. However, 16 institutions did offer electives, offered through the general education centers, EPNMs, foreign language and literature departments, or the students' own colleges and departments. The courses focused on general language skills, literature, and English for special purposes. In many cases, number of courses offered and enrollment were small. Only four EPNMs offered advanced laboratory courses after the first year. Outside the classroom, there was very little provision for additional language exposure or individualized assistance for special learning difficulties, but some extracurricular English-language activities were available. It is concluded that enhanced curricula and resources are needed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan