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McLean, Stuart – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
Stuart McLean refers in this commentary to Jeffrey Huffman's article "Reading Rate Gains during a One-Semester Extensive Reading Course" (v26 n2 p17-33 Oct 2014) [See: EJ1044344], in which Huffman reports that extensive reading (ER) was an effective way to provide large amounts of comprehensible input to foreign language learners, but…
Descriptors: Inferences, Evidence, Reading Strategies, Reading Achievement
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Stephens, Meredith – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
In this response to Sakurai, Meredith Stephens agrees that Sakurai (2015) raises an important issue of which native English speaking teachers may be unaware; Japanese learners of English typically translate into Japanese while reading English. Sakurai explained, "It is speculated that Japanese students naturally translate English into…
Descriptors: Translation, Reader Response, Reading Rate, Reading Fluency
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Huffman, Jeffrey – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
In his critique of the Huffman (2014) article, McLean (2016) undertakes an important reflective exercise that is too often missing in the field of second language acquisition and in the social sciences in general: questioning whether the claims made by researchers are warranted by their results. In this article, Jeffrey Huffman says that McLean…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Reader Response
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Sakurai, Nobuko – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
The paper "The influence of translation on reading amount, proficiency, and speed in extensive reading" (Sakurai, 2015) outlined the first six years of the official English education system and policy in Japan. It then discussed the efficacy of extensive reading (ER) followed by a distinction between reading and translation. Previous…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Translation, Reading Fluency, Reading Rate
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van Handle, Donna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Describes a new reading and writing intensive course developed for college level intermediate German. Discusses reasons for developing such a course, its theoretical underpinnings, course content, teaching methodology, and assessment mechanisms. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Reading Instruction
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Friedenberg, Joan E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
Suggests abandoning the inequitable practice of requiring language-minority and international students to demonstrate English proficiency before pursuing a U.S. college degree. Proposes a model that incorporates multilingual student recruitment, use of sheltered techniques and supported academic instruction, English for academic purposes (rather…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Students
Egbert, Joy; Petrie, Gina – ESL Magazine, 2002
Outlines steps for selecting software for use in English-as-a-Second-Language insurrection. Steps include the following: 1) determine the goals and needs of the program, faculty, and learners; 2) narrow down the search among different options; 3) take time to evaluate the software. Provides two examples of how the process can work in different…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sutherland-Smith, Wendy – TESOL Journal, 2002
Describes how the Internet was used for online interaction in a 10-week English-as-a-Second-Language course. Students were highly motivated and seeking eventual admittance to undergraduate programs through successful completion of International English language Testing System (IELTS) examinations. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Parsons, Adelaide – ESL Magazine, 2001
Gathered information from 50 state educational agencies and the District of Columbia to find out the average salary for K-12 and adult education English-as-a-Second-Language teachers. Tables of average ESL full-time salaries and intensive English program data are provided. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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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
Gareis, Elizabeth – Forum, 2000
Describes a case study carried out in an intensive English program where students had the opportunity to produce their own videos. To provide choices for this diverse student population, different courses were created that address student needs and interests in various ways. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses
Beaubien, Richard L. – 1999
The need for a better understanding and better treatment of learning disabilities (LD) in adult learners of English as a second language (ESL) is discussed. Such an effort should draw on both existing knowledge of LD in the first-language context and new research on LD and second language learning. The ethical implications of teaching ESL to…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Educational Research, English (Second Language)
Killian, Patricia A. – 1990
Teaching Intensive English students about American culture by having them analyze the advertising content of popular American magazines is suggested. A sample analysis of a typical "People" magazine reveals Americans' interests in nationalism, national pastimes, youth, sex appeal, diet, food, glamour, and cleanliness. Because each magazine…
Descriptors: Advertising, Content Analysis, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education
Van Iten, Helga B. – 1985
This paper presents suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of intensive language workshops designed to upgrade and reinforce the language skills of high school foreign language teachers. Once the decision has been made to organize a workshop, the following steps might be taken: identifying the range of needs and interests of the…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Language Skills
Bayuk, Milla; Bayuk, Barry S. – 1983
A program currently in use by the military that gives instruction in the so-called "sensitive" languages is based on the "Army Method" which was initiated in military language programs during World War II. Attention to the sensitive language program initiated a review of the programs, especially those conducted by the military intelligence schools…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Intensive Language Courses, Language Aptitude, Language Research
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