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Beetham, James – American Language Review, 1997
Although intensive English programs (IEPs) in the United States have mushroomed in recent years, this trend may be slowing, an indirect result of changes in government policy toward immigration, reduced foreign student enrollment growth, and increasing competition from other English-speaking countries. In addition, evidence suggests some IEP…
Descriptors: Competition, Declining Enrollment, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
Ward, Ben – American Language Review, 1999
Discusses strategies U.S. universities are using to deal with declining enrollments by Asian students, brought on by the Asian financial crisis. Strategies include recruiting students from other countries. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries
Crook, Tony – American Language Review, 1999
Using an action research framework, research was conducted to gauge how a group of English-as-a-Second-Language students (ESL) would react to a taboo English class being conducted as part of their intensive English program. The investigation took place at an English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) center located in a…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intensive Language Courses
Rentz, Mark – American Language Review, 1997
Research on Arizona State University's intensive English program indicates that the majority of students learned about it through family, relatives, or friends in the local community, not through its extensive overseas recruiting techniques or electronic technology. Local recruiting strategies include local English media features and advertising,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
Dechesne, Marti; Goodwin, Gabrielle; Baker, Laurie; Cho, Dong Wan – American Language Review, 1998
Describes development of POSTECH Live-in English program (PLEP), a five-week intensive-English program at Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea) originally designed in 1996 to improve students' English skills and cultural awareness through intensive program of formal instruction with native English teachers. Focuses on reporting…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education