ERIC Number: ED447870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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Trends in English as a Second Language Activity, Fall Terms 1994 through 1999. Information Capsule 2000-02C.
The report from the Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) Institutional Research Office (Florida) updates information on trends in second language (ESL/ENS) credits at MCC. Over the past six years, while total credits decreased by 11.4% to 407,013, second language credits increased 26.9% to 62,500. In 1999 ESL/ENS courses constituted 15.4% of total college credits. By site, 65% of Hialeah Center credits were produced by second language courses, 51% of InterAmerican Campus credits, 17% of North Campus credits, 16% of Wolfson Campus, and 9% of Kendall Campus. Non-credit second language activity measured 5,784 equivalent credits in 1994 and increased to 18,957 in 1999, which is 45% of the total equivalent credits for that year. Non-credit data have been added here to give a more complete view of the second language activity at M-DCC. Table 1 gives the fall term 1994 through 1999 combined ESL/ENS credits as a percent of total college and campus credits. Table 2 presents the separation of ESL and ENS credits. The ESL prefix is used for college preparatory second language while ENS credits are college level second language credits. Table 3 gives the second language non-credit equivalents for fall terms 1994 through 1999. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.