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Palmer, Ian C. – 1984
It is concluded from a review of the literature and consideration of the type and objectives of tests and programs in English as a second language that, just as limiting an instructional program to what is to be tested in standardized tests would be inappropriate, so would constructing such a program without regard for what was to be tested. It is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Ethics, Intensive Language Courses, Language Proficiency
Kunschak, Claudia – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1998
Presents a brief introduction to current models of curriculum development and evaluation, analyzes their relevance to curriculum practice based on a case study of the curriculum process in English-as-a-Second-Language program at a multistate community college in the Southwest, and suggests implications for future development based on current…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends
Carrell, Patricia L. – 1984
The limited existing research on text structure and its effects on reading comprehension in English as a native language and English as a second language (ESL) is reviewed, and studies that have shown facilitating effects on first language reading comprehension of explicitly teaching text structure are discussed. A research project in progress…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Advanced Courses, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)
Laihiala-Kankainen, Sirkka – 1988
This publication discusses the use of intensive teaching methods for language instruction, also known as suggestopedia ("suggestopaedy"). The theory of suggestopedia, various methods developed from the theory, and their applications are described. A description of Lozanov's suggestopedic method precedes a discussion about the various…
Descriptors: Experimental Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Reid, Joy – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1992
An overview of how reading has been used in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing classroom is offered, example of changes in reading and writing models are examined, current views of the connections between reading and writing are discussed, and application of these connections in one advanced ESL writing class is reported. (85…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses
Sciarone, A. G.; Montens, F. – IRAL, 1990
Focuses on the teaching of French-as-a-Second-Language in Holland. The following questions are discussed: (1) Can an intensive teaching method be used in a nonintensive setting? (2) Can learning be accelerated (i.e., can two years be taught in one). (SBR)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, French
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Benseler, David P.; Schulz, Renate A. – 1979
Intensive foreign language courses are discussed in terms of historical background, categorization of types, definition of components of intensive instruction as practiced at present in academic settings, and advantages and special problems of intensive instruction. Practical considerations for the implementation of intensive options cover the…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Course Organization