ERIC Number: ED418598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Project LEAP: Learning English-for-Academic Purposes at California State University, Los Angeles. Evaluation Report. Final Report to FIPSE 1991-1994.
Tricamo, Janet; Snow, Marguerite Ann
Project LEAP (Learning English-for-Academic-Purposes) is a three-year faculty development and supplemental instruction partnership to improve the academic literacy skills of native-born, immigrant, and international language minority students. Course teams composed of discipline faculty, peer study group leaders, and professional language specialists enhance conceptually and linguistically demanding general education courses by (1) integrating content and language instruction and (2) helping students master complex academic literacy skills through guided, sequential learning tasks, with frequent practice and peer and faculty feedback opportunities. Students (n=576) participated in the 9 language enhanced general education courses; of these, 128 of the most high-risk students participated concurrently in complementary language-enhanced study group courses. Study group participants, despite skill deficiencies on entry, achieved course grades and course completion rates approximately that of non-study group participants. The programs' approach and materials are models for other institutions seeking to improve the success of high-risk, underprepared students. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Second Language Programs, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Foreign Students, General Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Immigrants, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Study Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles.