ERIC Number: ED409707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Intensive Immersion ESP Teaching in the Ukraine: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Results.
Tarnopolsky, Oleg B.
An intensive course in English for business communication, offered at an institute for graduate-level teacher training in Ukraine, is described. An introductory section examines the need for and approaches to English-as-a-Second-Language teaching in Ukraine. The course consists of two main parts: a 14-week intensive general English class, titled "Starting Business Relations," and to develop basic communication skills and characteristic behavior patterns of English-speakers, and a 14-week immersion class in English business communication for a wide range of business-related contexts. This class, bearing the title "Nine Steps in London," is divided into nine steps based on a single context: a Ukrainian businessman and businesswoman visiting London. Student progress was evaluated using an oral and a listening test after the first course segment and two oral and one listening test in the second course segment. Results of the testing are provided for the first two years the course was offered (1993-94, 1994-95). It is concluded that the course was successful, with high achievement rates for most students. Contains 16 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Business Communication, College Second Language Programs, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Course Organization, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Intensive Language Courses, Language Tests, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ukraine