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Williams, Guy – 1993
A study combined a motivation survey and needs assessment of 10 students enrolled in the 1993 summer session of an academic intensive English program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension. In the first week of classes, the subjects completed a questionnaire and wrote journal entries about their motivations (acculturation or…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Higher Education
Allen, Elizabeth Annette – 1993
A plan for teaching American culture in a summer intensive course in English as a Second Language, at the intermediate level and focusing on speaking and listening skills, is detailed. The approach used to design the cultural unit integrates two models for culture education and the experiential learning cycle. The report begins with an explanation…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Cultural Education, Educational Strategies
Tamada, Yutaka – 1996
A study investigated (1) whether Japanese learners of a second language have the same learning strategies as other groups previously studied, and (2) whether the experience of studying or living abroad affects learning strategy use. Subjects were 24 Japanese third-year college students, learners of English as a second language who were studying in…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Environment, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Phillips, Jon – 1987
In response to concern among Galang refugee camp students about their ability to interact with Americans in the United States, a social language unit was developed and added to the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) curriculum. The unit addresses specific language functions, through syntactic forms, in the context of everyday social encounters…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Context, Culture Conflict, English (Second Language)
South, Coleman – 1992
A study investigated the reliability of international students' English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) class performance as a predictor of academic performance. Subjects were 169 international students at Portland State University (Oregon) whose freshman and sophomore grade point averages (GPAs) and English language test scores for each language skill…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment
Gottschalk, Barbara – 1988
This study investigated former students' perceptions of their past studies at the University of Kansas' Applied English Center (AEC). Sixty-one former AEC full-time students who had proven English proficiency since 1983 were interviewed using a questionnaire with 25 open-ended questions. The interviews focused on general program satisfaction,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, English (Second Language), Feedback, Graduate Surveys
Nichols, Patricia Diane Palmer – 1983
The English Language Institute (ELI) at Alaska Pacific University provides an intensive academic program designed primarily to prepare foreign students for successful participation in undergraduate or graduate programs. Students from the local international community have also been admitted to the program. These students have motivations, language…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, College Second Language Programs, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language)
Graham, Philip Bruce – 1980
The use of speech or language produced by native speakers in real situations for teaching oral communication skills in the second language classroom is described. Three sample lessons, based on the author's teaching experience in Japan, are presented. All lessons used material called "The Bellcrest Story," produced by the British…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Business, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages)