ERIC Number: ED415683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Fourth Year of the ESF-Funded Project to Consolidate and Develop Foreign Language Modules for Students of Other Disciplines and the Second Year of the Language Modules Research and Development Project.
Trinity Coll., Dublin (Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies.
The report details the fourth year (October 1996-September 30, 1997) of a Trinity College (Ireland) program to offer second language learning modules to students who are not language majors. The modules' objectives are to develop students' communication skills for study, travel, or work abroad during undergraduate years, and to enhance their academic qualifications, vocational prospects, and potential for future mobility. Students can take the language modules for 1 or 2 years; each year of study is complete in itself. Courses in French, German, and Italian are designed for students in specific non-language curriculum areas (the arts, engineering, science, and health sciences). The report outlines the courses offered in 1996-97 and their recruitment, participation, and completion rates, and describes the modules' design and content. It also describes the design and results of testing, and presents brief reports of external evaluations of the French and German modules. A final section describes activities of research and development activities on the project in 1996-97, which included provision of new services to students and experimentation with new technology and techniques for language learning. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Course Content, Enrollment Rate, Foreign Countries, French, German, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Italian, Learning Modules, Material Development, Nonmajors, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trinity Coll., Dublin (Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Ireland