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Williams, Jessica – System, 2001
Explores episodes of classroom interaction in which there is unplanned attention to form. Data consist of periodic recordings of learners in intensive English classes over a period of 8 weeks. Analysis of data points to a strong connection between attention to form and subsequent use of those forms and indicates that this connection is affected by…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, English (Second Language), Grammar, Intensive Language Courses
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Ortiz-Carboneres, Salvador – System, 1977
A teacher describes an intensive Spanish course and the methods used to create the kind of exposure to total culture a student would have visiting a Spanish country. Pronunciation and speaking are practiced through use of songs, records, tapes, and poetry; students write essays; and language and culture are interrelated. (CHK)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Language Programs, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Stansfield, Charles W. – System, 1975
American students enrolled in a beginning Spanish program in Mexico were tested to see whether they benefitted from the foreign study; this premise has been questioned in the past. Results indicate that the group learned three semesters of Spanish in 3 1/2 months. The need to communicate forced students to learn. (CHK)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Intensive Language Courses, Language Learning Levels, Language Skills
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Weissberg, Robert C.; Stuve, Mark – System, 1979
Reports on an experiment, conducted on 63 students of English, which sought to determine whether certain students within heterogeneous population groups can be expected to make significantly more rapid gains than others, and whether scores on a standardized proficiency test can identify students who will make greater or lesser gains. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses, Language Ability, Language Proficiency
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Eastman, John K. – System, 1988
Describes how the use of a simple phonetic system adapted to the local language taught English comprehension through the recognition of keywords, and the rudiments of producing direction-giving and information-giving answers to Spanish-speaking policemen in less than 10 hours. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes, Intensive Language Courses, Listening Comprehension
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Zou, Yongyi – System, 1998
Describes how intensive English-as-a-Second-Language training for professionals in China is conducted, explaining the importance of training Chinese professionals in English and illustrating this type of training by highlighting a new intensive course for adults at one Chinese chemical engineering corporation. Essential teaching principles for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intensive Language Courses
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Oxford, Rebecca L.; Park, Young Ye – System, 1998
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed a five-week summer-intensive course in English to improve students' opportunities for speaking, confidence about, and communicative competence in English. The effect of the program on English teachers' roles and the ways they are perceived by students and administrators is…
Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes
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Oxford, Rebecca L.; Ehrman, Madeline E. – System, 1995
This study examined the relationship between language learning strategies and factors such as proficiency, teacher perceptions, gender, aptitude, learning style, personality, and motivation among 520 adults studying various languages at the Foreign Service Institute. It found a low but significant relationship between cognitive strategy use and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Age Differences, Anxiety