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Perkins, Samuel S. – 1998
The role of participant attitudes in the effectiveness of two teacher education program types, English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and intensive English programs (IEPs), are discussed. Three factors are viewed as influencing participant attitudes: professional separation of ESL and IEP instruction as fields of study; physical separation of ESL and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
Thomson, Chihiro Kinoshita – 1998
Based on a hypothetical situation in which second language learners must attain substantial skills in a very short time, the paper recommends intensive training not in the language itself, but in skills and strategies for learning the language. This requires achieving self-directed learning skills to: create a climate maximizing learning; identify…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Course Content, Higher Education
Beaubien, Richard L. – 1999
The need for a better understanding and better treatment of learning disabilities (LD) in adult learners of English as a second language (ESL) is discussed. Such an effort should draw on both existing knowledge of LD in the first-language context and new research on LD and second language learning. The ethical implications of teaching ESL to…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Educational Research, English (Second Language)
Mcdonald, Andrew, Ed.; Mcdonald, Gina, Ed. – Intensive English Programs Newsletter, 1996
This document consists of the six issues of this newsletter published during the two-year period summer 1994 to summer 1996. Intended for teachers of intensive English-as-a-Second-Language programs (IEPs), the issue contains the following articles: "The Inviolable Core of Intensive English Programs" (Fredricka L. Stoller); "Report from Baltimore:…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bibliographies, Chinese, Classroom Techniques
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
Gawienowski, Mary F. – 1995
The bibliography presents over 100 citations of papers, articles, and reports on diverse aspects of the administration of intensive English language programs. The works are produced by both individuals and organizations. Citations include basic bibliographic information and a brief annotation. Topics addressed include: specific program profiles…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Higher Education
International Catholic Migration Commission, Morong (Philippines). – 1983
The manual for English pronunciation instruction is designed for use in intensive language courses for Southeast Asians learning English as a Second Language. An introductory section suggests classroom presentation and lesson planning techniques and gives background information on English phonology and pronunciation instruction. A variety of…
Descriptors: Cambodian, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Error Correction
Mosher, Arthur; Resch, Margit – 1986
The demand for an improved international dimension in American education is a move in the right direction, and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and Educational Testing Service efforts in defining foreign language proficiency guidelines and developing a reliable mechanism for testing oral proficiency have resulted in…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Competency Based Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design
Van Iten, Helga B. – 1985
This paper presents suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of intensive language workshops designed to upgrade and reinforce the language skills of high school foreign language teachers. Once the decision has been made to organize a workshop, the following steps might be taken: identifying the range of needs and interests of the…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Language Skills
Liebman-Kleine, JoAnne – 1986
Contrastive rhetoric theory, an extension of contrastive grammar, holds that the rhetorical predispositions of a student's native language will interfere with attempts to learn the rhetoric of a second language; and that because speakers of different languages think differently, they organize paragraphs differently, a situation which influences…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics
International Catholic Migration Commission, Morong (Philippines). – 1985
This instructional guide is designed to assist those teaching intensive English-as-a-second-language (ESL) courses geared toward Indochinese refugees. It offers suggestions for making culturally sensitive and responsive decisions while providing basic cultural orientation and second language instruction to refugees. The first part of the guide…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Behavioral Objectives
Egan, Dennis, Ed. – TEAM, 1983
Three issues of the journal "TEAM" are presented. Each issue contains feature articles, a section on teaching techniques, book reviews, English Language Center news items, and announcements. The articles in these three issues deal with the following topics: the freshman English course at the University of Minerals and Petroleum, a course in…
Descriptors: Arabic, Book Reviews, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure
Packwood, Virginia M.; Packwood, William T. – 1986
Undergraduate and graduate admissions requirements for foreign students at more than 2,000 U.S. colleges and universities are detailed in this handbook. Based on responses to questionnaires sent to all U.S. higher education institutions, the content emphasizes minimum scores required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, possible…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Applicants, English (Second Language)
Staczek, John J,; Carkin, Susan J. – 1984
The relationship between intensive English programs (IEPs) for international students and the American colleges and universities that design, structure, staff, and administer the programs in diverse ways is adversely affected by an absence of policy and the inability of the faculty who teach these programs to participate in the policy-making…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Comparative Analysis, Departments, English (Second Language)
Winitz, Harris; And Others – 1985
In the comprehension approach to second language instruction, the major procedure is to provide students with comprehensible input, which it is the students' responsibility to understand. The aim is to encourage nucleation of the target language, that is the crystallization of the rule system. Teaching procedures focus on strategies for implicit…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Quality, German, Intensive Language Courses
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