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Marcus, Sybil – 1996
The structure of an 8-week intensive course in literature for advanced learners of English as a Second Language is described. Focus is on engaging student interest with texts rich in theme and/or language that can elicit thoughtful discussion. In the first 2 weeks, the language and length of the texts (short stories) selected make them relatively…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
Dunne, Robert J. – 1984
The introduction of nontraditional teaching techniques into a solid framework of traditional teaching can greatly increase student motivation and attention. Nontraditional methods involve students as dynamic actors in the educational process in three ways: by increasing student motivation, maximizing the level of subtlety or detail achieved, and…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
Alexander, James D. – 1984
English courses should help students recognize the interrelationships among creative and expository writing, literature, and language. By helping students understand literary elements such as point of view, for example, creative writing courses can produce better student narratives. Required composition courses should replace sterile exercises in…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Creative Writing, Creativity, Curriculum Development
Savoie, Norman R. – 1985
The traditional upper-level course in French civilization at Utah State University was abandoned in favor of a course entitled "France Today," taught once a year to a consistent enrollment of students majoring in a wide variety of disciplines. The content varies somewhat each year, but the class typically begins with several class…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Education
Zdenek, Joseph W. – 1984
A one-week, five-hour course in survival Spanish taught at an Elderhostel at Winthrop College included in its content the process of introductions and courtesy expressions, numbers and counting, telling time, days of the week, months, seasons, colors, cognates for describing people, talking about jobs and hobbies, verb forms for questions and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Course Content
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Duoblys, Girvydas – European Education, 1993
Discusses the objectives of secondary school history instruction in Lithuania. Presents a comprehensive topic syllabus of world and Lithuanian history as currently taught in all Lithuanian schools. Includes selected titles from the 390 lessons allotted to the topics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Nielsen, Henrik Skovgaard – European Education, 1993
Describes the "History with Civics" course taught in upper level secondary schools in Denmark. Discusses course content, student assessment, teacher qualifications, instructional materials, and teaching methods. Includes an appendix that presents a topical course syllabus. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civics, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides