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Lippincott, Dianna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed methods classroom research examined if accountability groups in the lower proficiency levels of a university intensive English program would improve students' language acquisition. Students were assigned partners for the study period with whom they completed assignments inside and outside of class, as well as set goals for use of…
Descriptors: Accountability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined the main sources of the participant English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitions, their classroom practices and the impact of institutional context on these practices. The participants included three Turkish EFL instructors working at English preparatory programs at university level. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Cabau, Béatrice – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article examines the various educational paradigms used in the design of a European studies undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to enhance the acquisition of intercultural competences (IC) among students. The intercultural approach is supported by intensive foreign language (FL) learning and is motivated by a compulsory full year academic…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Thompson, Amy S. – TESOL Journal, 2013
Although English as a second language (ESL) programs are common in the United States, there is surprisingly little research documenting the existing structures and mentoring strategies they use. This lack of research could be partly due to ESL programs' widely varying internal structures (Larson, 1990) and the fact that they are often marginalized…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Second Language Instruction
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Student Financial Aid, Languages
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Young, Dolly Jesusita – CALICO Journal, 2008
Replacing face-to-face teaching with online instruction in higher education will become an increasingly attractive strategy for reducing instructional costs. Research on the effectiveness of online instruction, however, is sparse. The purpose of this paper is to present findings of a 2-year study that examined learner outcomes within the context…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Intensive Language Courses
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Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2008
The study explored English as a Second Language (ESL) learner development. In particular, it focused on investigating learners' understanding of reading and their willingness to be engaged in strategic reading in participatory classroom activities. It also examined possible effects of such pedagogy on reading performance. The context was a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), English (Second Language), Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Goldberg, Erin; Noels, Kimberly A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
This study investigates the motivation for learning French, the ethnic identities, and the decision to pursue post-secondary education in French of anglophone graduates of intensive French language programs in high school. Sixty-two graduates of either French immersion, Advanced Placement French, or the International Baccalaureate French program…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Learning Motivation, Advanced Placement, Ethnicity
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MacIntyre, Peter D.; Baker, Susan C.; Clement, Richard; Donovan, Leslie A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Evaluates differences between immersion and non-immersion university-level students' willingness to communicate, communication apprehension, perceived competence, and frequency of communicating . Also examines elements of integrative motivation. Differences between immersion and non-immersion groups are observed in the communication-related…
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Apprehension, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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van Handle, Donna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Describes a new reading and writing intensive course developed for college level intermediate German. Discusses reasons for developing such a course, its theoretical underpinnings, course content, teaching methodology, and assessment mechanisms. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Reading Instruction
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
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Friedenberg, Joan E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
Suggests abandoning the inequitable practice of requiring language-minority and international students to demonstrate English proficiency before pursuing a U.S. college degree. Proposes a model that incorporates multilingual student recruitment, use of sheltered techniques and supported academic instruction, English for academic purposes (rather…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Students
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