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Schulz, Renate A. – ADFL Bulletin, 1979
Examines the elements of a successful intensive language program, including areas such as staffing, scheduling, and recruitment of students. (AM)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction
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Huber, Bettina J. – ADFL Bulletin, 1993
Results of the Modern Language Association's 1987-89 survey of characteristics of college and university curricula are presented. Survey questions dealt with characteristics of introductory language courses, the availability and range of immersion experiences, and the types of courses offered. (four references) (VWL)
Descriptors: Class Size, Curriculum, Higher Education, Immersion Programs
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Wishard, Armin – ADFL Bulletin, 1985
Describes the study-abroad program offered by Colorado College in Luneburg, Germany. The program consists of four blocks of three to four weeks each, during which time students take the following courses: (1) Intermediate German; (2) Composition and Conversation; (3) Culture and Institutions; and (4) a course which varies from year to year. (SED)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
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Rose, William – ADFL Bulletin, 1983
Describes the program and discusses the success of intensive second language instruction, based on the Dartmouth Method, at a public, urban, nonresidential college. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Program Descriptions
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Kempf, Franz R. – ADFL Bulletin, 1995
Discusses the curriculum and outcomes of the interdisciplinary Foreign Language, Culture, and Literature Program offered by Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, focusing on the German language component of the program. The program includes a five-month intensive language course, which includes several months of study in a target language…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives, German
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Loughrin-Sacco, Steven J.; And Others – ADFL Bulletin, 1990
Describes and evaluates a two-week intensive French course designed to rebuild the eroded language skills of university students who had had at least two years of high school French. The program, which could be implemented for other languages, provides a complete review of major grammar points and vocabulary. (CB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Course Evaluation, French, Higher Education
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Winston, Anne; Boots, Justine – ADFL Bulletin, 1987
Modifications made to the Dartmouth Intensive Language Model (DILM), an intensive immersion program, resulted in its effective implementation and enhancement of a small-college foreign language program, in spite of such limitations as a very small teaching staff, inexperienced and anxious students, and decreased contact hours for the program. (CB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, College Students, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
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Ke, Chuanren – ADFL Bulletin, 1995
Discusses the importance of linguistic accuracy in proficiency-orientated foreign language programs, focusing on the experiences of college students in a summer intensive Chinese program. Linguistic inaccuracy is often the result of teachers focusing on form and meaning at the same time, fossilization, overuse of communicative strategies, lack of…
Descriptors: Chinese, Class Activities, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Stansfield, Charles; Hornor, Jeanne – ADFL Bulletin, 1981
Describes the Dartmouth-Rassias language instruction model emphasizing its reliance on audiolingual techniques and on the intensive approach. Discusses classroom techniques, unique teacher selection methods, and importance of teacher attitudes. Reviews the results achieved by this model and expresses the hope that it will receive more attention…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials
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Schulz, Renate A. – ADFL Bulletin, 1981
Reviewing the President's Commission recommendations, urges language departments to: make language teaching, rather than literary scholarship, their top priority; make intensive or immersion language courses part of the regular curriculum options; develop common standards of proficiency assessment; foster interaction among themselves; support…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Hirsch, Bette G. – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
Describes the 16-week intensive French and Spanish program at Cabrillo College. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, French, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation
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Jurasek, Richard – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
Describes two options for intensive foreign language study available at Earlham College: intensive study on campus or intensive study on campus leading to an off campus immersion in the language and culture. Gives suggestions for programs of this type. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, German, Higher Education, Immersion Programs
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Cipolla, William F. – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
Describes the intensive French program at Western Maryland College. Concludes that the program has helped to reverse some of the dwindling enrollments in French. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, French, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation
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Nahrgang, W. Lee – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
Describes the intensive German program at North Texas State University. Shows how the intensive course model may be adapted to tight budgets. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
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Urbanski, Henry – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
Describes schedules and activities of the summer and weekend foreign language immersion programs at the State University of New York College at New Paltz. Gives some highlights of last summer's program. (EKN)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses
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