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ERIC Number: ED436088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching English as a Second Language to Mexican University Students.
Frusher, Susan
This paper describes one teacher's experiences teaching English to Mexican university students at the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Mexico (ITESM), which is considered Mexico's top private university. The author taught two levels of English as a Second Language: English 2 and advanced English. The entire ITESM system used the same textbook, so there was consistency regardless of which campus students attended. The classes followed a format that included reading, listening to, repeating, and writing English. Students also wrote letters to students in a Spanish class at a U.S. university. During laboratory sessions, students played charades and picture acting games, and did scavenger hunts. English language movies were incorporated into all classes. Students viewed the movies then wrote reviews about them. They also learned English idioms. They were given 10 vocabulary words per week. Toward the end of the semester, students learned the words to American rock and roll songs. In the advanced class, discussion groups on a wide variety of topics were very successful. Students also gave speeches on topics of their choice. Grades were based on tests, homework, class participation, and speeches. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico