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Lynn, Ethan M. – English Teaching Forum, 2018
The author is responsible for teaching reading classes and overseeing the reading curriculum at an intensive English program in the United States. The institution strives to make reading fluency a priority in the classroom, but after conducting a basic overview of the literature on the topic, the author realized that the approach could be improved…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Stuart, Moira K. – 2002
This paper describes two different English programs for international students at the American Language Institute in San Diego, California. One is English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and the other is Intensive English for Communication (IEC). The paper focuses on one teacher's experiences teaching IEC writing after 2 years of teaching EAP…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, English (Second Language), 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
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1971
These instructional materials for the Defense Language Institute's Chinese-Mandarin Basic Course include the following: (1) "Dictionary Drill"; (2) "Dictation Materials"; (3) "Character Flash Cards for the Basic Course, Lessons 16-124, Cards 1-52"; (4) "Character Flash Cards for the Basic Course, Lessons 125-279, Cards 53-97"; (5) "Basic Dialogues…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Drills (Practice), Ideography, Intensive Language Courses
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
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
Silva, Tony – 1983
A sample from a teacher-developed instructional television program is used to illustrate some possibilities for the exploitation of videotaped instructional materials in second language teaching. Aspects of the planning of tape production are outlined, and a transcript of the segment is provided. Features of the discourse from linguistic and…
Descriptors: Adults, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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
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
Vaughan, Jean, Comp. – 1985
A guide to the program in English as a second language (ESL) in the Federal Way, Washington, School District at the elementary, intermediate, and senior high school levels outlines program elements and requirements and suggests techniques and approaches for teachers of ESL. The progressive levels of language proficiency as indicated by the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Joiner, Elizabeth G. – 1981
The adult students who are the subject of this report bring a different orientation with them to the study of language than does the typical adult immigrant or foreign student of English. This former group may be engaged in foreign language study in order to satisfy a college level language requirement or as part of a continuing education or…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Affective Behavior, Age, Aptitude
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1966
A supplement to volume three of a basic course in Persian is presented that is designed for use in the Defense Language Institute's intensive programs for native English speakers. This volume contains structural drills for lessons 29-38. (SW)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Communicative Competence (Languages), Dialogs (Language), Grammar
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1970
This instructor's handbook of ten listening comprehension exercises, each consisting of 30 unrelated paragraphs, is part of the basic course in Indonesian. Beginning with the 36th week of instruction, the exercises are introduced at the rate of one per week. After hearing each paragraph, listeners have 10 seconds to indicate which of four English…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiotape Recordings, Indonesian, Intensive Language Courses
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Eller, Kenneth G. – Foreign Language Annals, 1983
Discusses various aspects of a summer intensive Spanish course, including its evolution, materials used, and how it differs from regular courses. Advantages and disadvantages of the course are given from both the students' and teachers' point of view. (EKN)
Descriptors: Commuting Students, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning
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Baltra, Armando – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1983
Classroom procedures for Brazilians to develop English reading abilities in the shortest possible time are outlined, based on the idea that the students possess dormant lexical and syntactic competence from their native language experience. The techniques combine simplification with reading activities aimed at guessing in the target language. (MSE)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses, Language Processing, Latin Americans
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