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Miano, Alice A.; Bernhardt, Elizabeth B.; Brates, Vivian – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
This article probes the extent to which postsecondary Spanish learners can substantively increase their knowledge of Spanish over a two-week period within a context of language and content instruction for four hours per day. The article considers the relationship of an immersion experience to upper-level literature and culture classes. Insights…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Immersion Programs, Spanish, Service Learning
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Shiri, Sonia – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
This study explored the development and maintenance of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) among 352 American learners of Arabic who completed summer intensive language programs in five Arab countries. Data were collected through a survey that was based on the 2007 draft of the Culture Proficiency Guidelines (Lampe, 2007; later adopted by…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Semitic Languages, Study Abroad
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Shiri, Sonia – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
This study investigated the composition of the social network that the homestay offers learners in an intensive summer Arabic language program in diglossic and multilingual Tunisia and examined the types of language socialization as well as the overall linguistic and intercultural competence such opportunities present. The study specifically…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Networks, Socialization, Cultural Awareness
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Eda, Sanae; Itomitsu, Masayuki; Noda, Mari – Foreign Language Annals, 2008
This study and analysis are designed to find a common, practical measurement tool that may be used for intra- and interprogram evaluation of Japanese programs, especially in the higher education context. First, three previous methods of evaluation (the Oral Proficiency Interview, the Nihongo Noryoku Shiken or Japanese Language Proficiency Test,…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Japanese, Language Proficiency, Achievement Tests
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Ducar, Cynthia M. – Foreign Language Annals, 2008
Though much of the research looking at the issue of language in the Spanish heritage language field is intended to guide the Spanish heritage language teacher in the classroom, students' voices are often stifled. This article fills this gap by giving voice to students' opinions on language use in the Spanish heritage language classroom. Survey…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Student Attitudes, Spanish, Native Language Instruction
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DeFrancis, John – Foreign Language Annals, 1971
Descriptors: Aptitude, Chinese, College Language Programs, Course Descriptions
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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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Huberman, Gisela; Medish, Vadim – Foreign Language Annals, 1974
Describes a prototype multi-channel college language course in which instruction depends on the latest findings of psycholinguistics and on the systematic use of television. (KM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, College Language Programs
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Lamson, Howard – Foreign Language Annals, 1974
Describes a college Spanish program consisting of a ten-week, intensive language course on campus and a ten-week, cultural immersion program in Mexico. (KM)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Intensive Language Courses
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Johnson, Otto W. – Foreign Language Annals, 1980
The initial phase of an intensive language proqram relying on emotional involvement and close, interpersonal teacher/student contact is described. For duplication elsewhere, an overview is provided of the curriculum, syllabus, Master/Apprentice teaching team, student input, teacher evaluations, and funding. (PMJ)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, German, Intensive Language Courses, Modern Language Curriculum
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Foreign Language Annals, 1980
A recommendation is made to develop 20 Language and International Studies High Schools that will offer intensive foreign language and cultural studies. Such schools would reflect the interests of local ethnic communities, with encouragement given to Black and minority participation. Schools should be funded by the Department of Education. (PMJ)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Curriculum Design
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Wattenmaker, Beverly – Foreign Language Annals, 1979
Details a program of intensive language learning at Kenston (Ohio) High School that begins with a two-and-one-half-hour-a-day class and ends with a three-week homestay abroad on school time. The approach involves using foreign language for communicating about matters relevant to the students combined with a no-grade, no-fail system. (Author/EJS)
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Programs
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Deveny, John J., Jr.; Bookout, Jonathan C. – Foreign Language Annals, 1976
An intensive course in Spanish is described which met daily for eight weeks from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Time was divided among classroom instruction, native speaker groups, and the language laboratory. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Grammar, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
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Hughes, Helena – Foreign Language Annals, 1989
The Central Intelligence Agency converted an intensive, two-week, introductory Spanish language course from a classroom course to an interactive videodisk course permitting students to learn the same material in three to five workstation hours, with one additional hour of teacher instruction. The course also integrated other instructional…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content
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Wallace, John A. – Foreign Language Annals, 1972
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Experimental Programs, Experimental Teaching, Intensive Language Courses
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