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Sheppard, Beth – CATESOL Journal, 2014
Freely available online videos are the basis of an Intensive English Program (IEP) listening and speaking course described in this article. Strands and activities of this course could easily be adapted for use in other institutions. For each strand of the course, rationales are stated, activities are described, and suggested online resources are…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Video Technology, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Van Iten, Helga B. – 1985
This paper presents suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of intensive language workshops designed to upgrade and reinforce the language skills of high school foreign language teachers. Once the decision has been made to organize a workshop, the following steps might be taken: identifying the range of needs and interests of the…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Language Skills
Gruninger, Yvonne – 1977
Extracts from a journal kept by a French-speaking adult student in an intensive German language class are presented here. It is a critique of the audio-visual method, texts, teaching techniques, and students' reactions during the two parts of the course at the University of Berne. The extracts deal particularly with a comparison of the texts used…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Audiolingual Methods, Audiovisual Instruction, Course Content
Abrams, Alvin J.; Pickering, Edward J. – 1970
The Commander Naval Amphibious School is responsible for the Vietnamese language training of certain naval officer and enlisted personnel who are enroute to assignments in Vietnam. Courses of two and six weeks are offered; they were designed to meet the language needs of river boat crewmen and advisors. The Navy Training Research Laboratory was…
Descriptors: Aptitude, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Intensive Language Courses
Garvey, Catherine; Rocklyn, Eugene H. – 1965
To meet the need for a short, self-instructional, tactical language course in a Far Eastern tonal language of potential military significance, a course in Mandarin Chinese was developed by adapting the methods described in Subtask CONTACT II with reference to a European language (Russian). The purpose of the course was to enable combat soldiers to…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives
Yorio, Carlos Alfredo – 1973
The University of Michigan English Language Institute has experimented successfully with offering extra-curricular mini-courses for students of English as a second language. The courses provide an optional activity in which the exposure to English is through a real situation in learning subject matter. After several successful attempts, and some…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Hawkins, E. W. – Times Educational Supplement (London), 1975
A dozen articles in this inset deal with different aspects of an approach to language teaching just now attracting increasing interest. (Editor)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction
Tarnopolsky, Oleg B. – 1996
An intensive course in English for business communication, offered at an institute for graduate-level teacher training in Ukraine, is described. An introductory section examines the need for and approaches to English-as-a-Second-Language teaching in Ukraine. The course consists of two main parts: a 14-week intensive general English class, titled…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Business Communication, College Second Language Programs, Course Descriptions
Racle, Gabriel – 1977
Experiments have been conducted in Canada to determine whether the suggestopedic method is adaptable to the North American situation. Courses developed for teaching French and English closely followed the Bulgarian model. An approach was developed which sought to meet the needs of students of varying degrees of language proficiency. A symposium…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Educational Innovation, English (Second Language)
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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
Fiks, A.I. – 1968
A research report summarizes second language study, language training practices, and trainee attitudes toward language learning in the Peace Corps. The two equal parts of the study consist of findings and appendixes. Conclusions are grouped under (1) training practices and trainee attitudes, (2) associations and relationships, and (3) qualitative…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Evaluation, Data Analysis, Federal Programs
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Benseler, David P.; Schulz, Renate A. – 1979
Intensive foreign language courses are discussed in terms of historical background, categorization of types, definition of components of intensive instruction as practiced at present in academic settings, and advantages and special problems of intensive instruction. Practical considerations for the implementation of intensive options cover the…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Course Organization
La Valva, Maria Provvidenza – Linguistik und Didaktik, 1972
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Educational Experiments, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses
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Oltmann, Klaus; Schleiffer, Gerd – Zielsprache Englisch, 1979
Calls for reexamination of English courses, as to content, organization, and procedures. Adds a report of experience with language workrooms at "general education schools" in Bremen, and some suggestions regarding intensive courses. (IFS/WGA)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Evaluation, Course Organization, English (Second Language)
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Neglia, Erminio G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The activities involved in a student production of modern Spanish drama in a University of Toronto course and the links with language learning that make the course a partial language immersion are described. Problems in evaluating the course and student performance are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Drama, Dramatics, Foreign Countries