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Chen-Maynard, Dorothy; Doueiri, Dany; Gotch, Donna – International Research and Review, 2014
The United States is faced with a serious shortage of linguistically and culturally competent students to meet the needs of our global population and economy. In order to address this deficiency, the US government has funded several initiatives to increase our nation's capacity to train teachers and students in critical languages. The Office of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Second Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Intensive Language Courses
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Cho, Byung-Eun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Suggests that an intensive language-oriented English poetry class conducted for one semester for university students in Korea demonstrates that English poetry can be properly integrated in language classes with positive results, not only by heightening students' motivation and interest in English but also by improving their language performance.…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
TESOL Newsletter, 1987
The 1987 volume of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) newsletter includes articles on developing exercises for use with films in the classroom; foreign students; professionalism and the master's degree in teaching English as a second language (ESL); international issues; the politics of ESL instruction; teachers in the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Employment Practices, English (Second Language), Films
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Oxford, Rebecca L.; Park, Young Ye – System, 1998
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed a five-week summer-intensive course in English to improve students' opportunities for speaking, confidence about, and communicative competence in English. The effect of the program on English teachers' roles and the ways they are perceived by students and administrators is…
Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes
Dechesne, Marti; Goodwin, Gabrielle; Baker, Laurie; Cho, Dong Wan – American Language Review, 1998
Describes development of POSTECH Live-in English program (PLEP), a five-week intensive-English program at Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea) originally designed in 1996 to improve students' English skills and cultural awareness through intensive program of formal instruction with native English teachers. Focuses on reporting…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Desruisseaux, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
Many colleges and universities are experiencing sharp declines in enrollment of students from Asian countries suffering from currency devaluations and economic turmoil. However, enhanced recruiting in other parts of the world and relatively high retention rates for already enrolled students from those countries have helped many institutions offset…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Economic Climate, English (Second Language), Enrollment Influences