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Albiladi, Waheeb S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
The growing popularity of authentic materials provides English language teachers with more resources to practice the real language in language classrooms (Guo, 2012). However, integrating these types of reading materials can be difficult and time-consuming even though there are many benefits to using them to teach language learners how to read.…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Smart, Jonathan – ReCALL, 2014
This study examines the role of guided induction as an instructional approach in paper-based data-driven learning (DDL) in the context of an ESL grammar course during an intensive English program at an American public university. Specifically, it examines whether corpus-informed grammar instruction is more effective through inductive, data-driven…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar
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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
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Coskun, Abdullah – South African Journal of Education, 2013
Evaluating existing foreign language programs on a regular basis is essential because program evaluation leads to more effective programs. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the modular intensive general English language teaching program applied at a university in Turkey by investigating students' and English instructors' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Second Language Instruction
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Jernigan, Justin – English Language Teaching, 2012
Swain's Output Hypothesis proposes a facilitative effect for output on the acquisition of second language morphosyntax. In the context of classroom instruction, a number of studies and reviews suggest that explicit instruction in pragmatic elements promotes development. Other studies have offered less conclusive evidence of the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Chun, Christian W. – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2009
This article explores ways in which a university Intensive English Program (IEP) featuring English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at a U.S. university functions as an institutionalized discursive space of neoliberalism. By examining discourses that one program adopts in promoting itself online, and in the curriculum material used in IEP/EAP classes,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Ideology, Cultural Differences, Instructional Materials
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Quesada, Allen – Mosaic: A Journal for Language Teachers, 2000
Discusses a study that took place in an intensive English program and focuses on an English-as-a-Second-language grammar course. Suggests that language learners benefit from Web-based materials but that they need ongoing training and technical support in using new and evolving resources. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), German, Grammar, Instructional Materials
Marcus, Sybil – 1996
The structure of an 8-week intensive course in literature for advanced learners of English as a Second Language is described. Focus is on engaging student interest with texts rich in theme and/or language that can elicit thoughtful discussion. In the first 2 weeks, the language and length of the texts (short stories) selected make them relatively…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
Stanley, Karen – 1986
An introductory course in notetaking for low intermediate students of English as a second language (ESL) is described. The course is designed to give practice in notetaking techniques to college-bound ESI students before they are required to take notes with a competence equal to that of native speakers. The class begins with a discussion of common…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, College Bound Students, Course Content
Silva, Tony – 1983
A sample from a teacher-developed instructional television program is used to illustrate some possibilities for the exploitation of videotaped instructional materials in second language teaching. Aspects of the planning of tape production are outlined, and a transcript of the segment is provided. Features of the discourse from linguistic and…
Descriptors: Adults, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Barrett, Ralph Pat, Ed. – 1982
This collection of essays gives detailed information about the administrative organization, staffing, program, students, testing, and research regarding intensive English programs (IEP). The following essays are included: (1) "Introduction," by R. Barrett; (2) "The General Administration of the IEP," by R. Daesch; (3) "The Selection of Intensive…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Foreign Student Advisers
Anderson, Edmund A. – 1983
Two aspects of a 9-month intensive course in Indonesian are outlined: the component introducing language use in Indonesian social situations, and the choice of instructional materials. The language of social situations is introduced systematically in a series of combinations of speaker, location, and topic, and includes a substantial segment on…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Organization
Joiner, Elizabeth G. – 1981
The adult students who are the subject of this report bring a different orientation with them to the study of language than does the typical adult immigrant or foreign student of English. This former group may be engaged in foreign language study in order to satisfy a college level language requirement or as part of a continuing education or…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Affective Behavior, Age, Aptitude
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1968
This first volume of the DLI Basic Course in French contains 15 lessons, one for each day of the first three weeks and initial phase of the course. Every fifth lesson is a review lesson. The objective of the initial phase is to enable the student to distinguish and produce the sounds of French with sufficient accuracy to understand and speak…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Audiolingual Skills, Dialogs (Language), French
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1968
Volume 2 of the Basic Course in French contains 10 lessons, one for each day of the first and second weeks of the intermediate phase. Every fifth lesson is a review lesson. The objective of the intermediate phase is to enable the student to distinguish and use the most essential structures of French. The approach is audio-lingual and…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Audiolingual Skills, Dialogs (Language), French
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