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Berlin, Lawrence N. – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 2002
To redress the perceived gap in the definition of effective language instruction, students at an intensive English program were asked to participate in interviews in which they were asked to respond to questions about classes they were attending and they defined as effective. A discourse analysis was performed on the transcripts of several…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Pluralism, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)
Milambiling, Joyce; Plourde, Philip – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 2002
Examined the discourse patterns of teachers from intensive English programs in the United States. Through examining the verbal interaction among teachers and students and focusing on teacher talk specifically, patterns and features were observed that helped facilitate productive interaction and contributed to moving students and teachers closer to…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
Wright, Carolyn S. – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 2002
Examines the degree to which gender differences manifest themselves in a literature class for international students. Results of the study about gender differences in writing assignments in a multicultural classroom are explored as they relate to the gender preferences in reading materials. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
Hess, Natalie; Templin, Elizabeth – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 2002
Shows how an English for academic purposes language curriculum emerges, how it develops, and how it continues to evolve and be redesigned. Uses the Center for English as a Second language (CESL) at the University of Arizona as a paradigm. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes
Jensen, Christine; Soppelsa, Elizabeth F. – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1996
Discusses two types of research conducted in intensive English programs (IEPs): (1) assigned research, which examines program-wide issues and is often assigned to faculty members by program administrators; and (2) action research, which is research conducted by classroom teachers for the purpose of improving the learning environment. (nine…
Descriptors: Action Research, Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment
Hess, Natalie; Morton, Elaine – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1996
Describes an academic bridge course designed to prepare advanced students in an intensive English program (IEP) for university studies. Findings reveal that this course is an effective tool for preparing English-as-a-Second-Language students for an American university. (21 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Students, Course Content, Course Objectives
Wilhelm, Kim Hughes – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1996
Discusses issues related to the integration of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) into an intensive English program (IEP), drawing from the experiences of a program involved in change from a skill-separated to a skill-integrated curricular model. Emphasizes that student use of software should be monitored and that programs should have…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Course Objectives
Case, Rod Ellis – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1998
A study was conducted to identify the beliefs and procedures that place instructors and administrators in between the demands of their intensive English programs (IEPs) and the expectations of the host institution. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Administrators, Beliefs, English (Second Language), Higher Education
Huang, Shenghui Cindy; Chang, Shanmao Frank – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1998
Adopted a qualitative research method to understand participants' self-efficacy phenomena in their English-as-a-Second-Language learning. The study also used quantitative research to examine the essences underlying participants'self-efficacy and their relationship with participants' achievements. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Qualitative Research
Keim, Bob – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1998
Suggests a quick and practical supplementary test that can solve many of the difficulties of student placement in intensive English programs (IEPs). Dictation is suggested as an easy and efficient way to gain information about students' underlying abilities to communicate. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Dictation, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
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
Call, Jerry; Young, Cathy – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1998
Provides information to administrators of intensive English programs (IEPs) who are considering implementing an internship program into their IEPs; asks administrators with existing internship programs to reflect on their programs in light of information gathered from other programs; and informs recent graduates of Master's in Teaching English as…
Descriptors: Administrators, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
Hoejke, Barbara J. – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1999
Explores the use of an institutionally-sponsored program of reflective teaching (RT) activities at a university-based intensive English program in the United States. The activities are analyzed in terms of their function not only as a means of teacher development, but as a socialization mechanism for the teachers into the role and practice of…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses, Language Teachers
Brickman, Bette; Nuzzo, Richard – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1999
Describes an academically-oriented English-as-a-Second-Language program at an urban community college in the Southwest that aggressively recruited international students, particularly from the Pacific Rim. Discusses the differences between immigrant and international students, such as attitudes and motivation toward learning English and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
Casey, Judy – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1999
Discusses curriculum design and development for intensive English programs (IEP). Describes a study on recent and future curricular innovations in IEP programs. Makes suggestions for successful IEP programs, including useful orientations, accurate assessment and bridge programs, faculty and staff training in diversity awareness, better student…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language)
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