ERIC Number: ED436100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Mathematics and the ESL Student.
Halpern, N.; Patkowski, M.; Brooks, E.
This paper describes a pilot program at the City University of New York Brooklyn College which pairs an English as a Second Language (ESL) reading and writing class with a Calculus I class. The class focuses on students' language development but makes use of themes, readings, and vocabulary from calculus. This model requires coordination before and during the term between the language and calculus teachers. Students are provided with enriched, intensive instructional teams who meet their curricular requirements. The school uses block scheduling for students in their first two semesters of college to help ensure success. Students are placed in a block of classes and travel with the same people from class to class in the enriched environment. The ESL/mathematics class meets 6 hours per week, and students who register for it must have both the appropriate ESL placement and math prerequisites. A glossary of English words commonly used in math is available for students enrolled in the integrated classes. (Contains 17 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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