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ERIC Number: ED410746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 17
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Visual Arts Learning Opportunities for Study Abroad Students in American ESL Programs: Focus on Tours.
Preece, Robert
HKPU Working Papers in ELT, v2 n1 p115-29 1996
It is proposed that art and architecture tours, commonly incorporated into coursework in English-medium European study-abroad programs for Americans, can be integrated into English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs using various models of content-based instruction. These tours can provide opportunities to take students out of the classroom and into the environment that is the object of study. When offered within ESL programs, courses can be both communicative and academic, address tourist-oriented needs, enrich visual arts content-based courses, and provide content-based cultural segments. The tours also provide students with a wider variety of study-abroad experiences to reflect upon, to share, and to exploit the cultural and linguistic environment. Temple University (Pennsylvania) has offered a course in Western art emphasizing major works in Philadelphia art collections and an art appreciation course introducing art, architecture, and design. Suggestions and guidelines are offered for selecting, planning, and conducting tours and for followup activities. (Contains 26 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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