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Kambouri, Maria; Toutounji, Inji; Francis, Hazel – 1996
A study investigated factors in the dropout and progression of students from 33 programs in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in England and Wales. Data were gathered in student and teacher surveys. Results indicate a high level of student movement to and from ESOL classes. In intensive courses, more students were graded and more came…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Adult Education, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate
Swaffield, Sue; And Others – 1988
Four reports describing aspects of a summer English course, designed for foreign students from a variety of backgrounds, focus on learning English through classroom lessons and extra-curricular activities. Sue Swaffield, the course director, outlines the background, organization, and staffing of the course, looking at its broad aims and role in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Countries
Hawkins, Eric, Ed.; Perren, G. E., Ed. – 1978
The papers in this volume concerning intensive language teaching are grouped into three sections: "Sections bilingues,""Intensive courses within schools," and "Intensive courses at external centres." A preliminary chapter by Eric Hawkins introduces the historical context of intensive language teaching and a concluding…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
Bush, Peter – Times Educational Supplement (London), 1978
A week-long intensive Spanish course for 15 advanced students, at a residential center is described. The advantages of this type of program are noted. (SJL)
Descriptors: Field Trips, Intensive Language Courses, Program Descriptions, Residential Programs
Sedgley, Graham – Audio-Visual Language Journal, 1977
A residential French course in Britain is described. Subjects, staff, and course organization over the three-day session are discussed. All communication was expected to be in French; students kept a French diary as writing exercise. The experiment was beneficial in showing French to be a valid form of communication. (CHK)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Diaries, French, Intensive Language Courses