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Ahern, Jeri; Litt, Eve Nora – CATESOL Journal, 2018
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is the standard in the college admissions process, leading to the inclusion of preparation classes in Intensive English Program (IEP) curricula. But does preparing for the TOEFL in isolation yield optimal results for IEP college hopefuls? In this article, we will share information about the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intensive Language Courses
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Fraser, Monica; Abbott, Marilyn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
The use of portable electronic reading devices in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom has the potential to positively impact learners' reading engagement and language skill development. However, due to the lack of research, few guidelines are available to inform instructors of the benefits and challenges of using these devices in ESL…
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Electronic Learning
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Al-wossabi, Sami Ali Nasr – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
As English is one of the most spoken languages in the globally interconnected world of today, many Saudi universities are enrolling their EFL students in summer intensive English programs at US universities. The main purpose is to enhance their EFL students' oral competencies. This new policy is, in fact, the result of the failure of CLT practices…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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Ling, Guangming; Powers, Donald E.; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
One fundamental way to determine the validity of standardized English-language test scores is to investigate the extent to which they reflect anticipated learning effects in different English-language programs. In this study, we investigated the extent to which the "TOEFL iBT"® practice test reflects the learning effects of students at…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Testing
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Elshoff, Joost – Research-publishing.net, 2014
In this paper, I will report on the progress made in designing a curriculum for intensive language training, in which one-on-one instruction is combined with online exercises and drills to achieve an optimal blend of expertise and technology enhanced language learning. The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) has become a crucial tool for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Intensive Language Courses, Task Analysis
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Grgurovic, Maja – CALICO Journal, 2011
Blended learning, a combination of face-to-face and online instruction, is seen as one of the most important recent advances in education (Thorne, 2003). While previous CALL studies have looked at various aspects of blended learning in foreign and second language classes, they have not allowed for a sufficient description of what actually happens…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Eda, Sanae; Itomitsu, Masayuki; Noda, Mari – Foreign Language Annals, 2008
This study and analysis are designed to find a common, practical measurement tool that may be used for intra- and interprogram evaluation of Japanese programs, especially in the higher education context. First, three previous methods of evaluation (the Oral Proficiency Interview, the Nihongo Noryoku Shiken or Japanese Language Proficiency Test,…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Japanese, Language Proficiency, Achievement Tests
Hanson-Smith, Elizabeth, Ed.; Rilling, Sarah, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2007
While posing important questions about how learning proceeds with new technologies, this volume demonstrates how teachers captivate the imagination of learners, from schoolchildren to postgraduates, by providing real-world purposes for language. The authors are from educational institutions in many regions of the world, and describe technology use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
Huang, Shenghui C.; Chang, Shanmao F. – 1996
A study of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners' self-efficacy and its relationship to achievement is reported. Subjects were four students from the highest level reading and writing class in Indiana University's intensive English program. Each was interviewed in a tape-recorded session, to explore his/her English learning experience and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Courses, Case Studies, College Students
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Language Education and Research. – 1989
Seven research tasks and related projects undertaken by the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) are described in a series of summary reports. For each specific task, an introductory section outlines the background, relevant research, and scope of the task. Subsequent sections contain reports of studies done as part of the task, each…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative 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
International Catholic Migration Commission, Morong (Philippines). – 1985
This instructional guide is designed to assist those teaching intensive English-as-a-second-language (ESL) courses geared toward Indochinese refugees. It offers suggestions for making culturally sensitive and responsive decisions while providing basic cultural orientation and second language instruction to refugees. The first part of the guide…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Behavioral Objectives
Packwood, Virginia M.; Packwood, William T. – 1986
Undergraduate and graduate admissions requirements for foreign students at more than 2,000 U.S. colleges and universities are detailed in this handbook. Based on responses to questionnaires sent to all U.S. higher education institutions, the content emphasizes minimum scores required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, possible…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Applicants, English (Second Language)
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1976
This volume is the first of nine in a basic course in German, revised edition. It is concerned with the pronunciation of German, the most common structural patterns, and basic vocabulary. The volume is divided into 15 lessons, each of which is intended to cover the work of one day, that is, six hours of classroom instruction and three hours of…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Dialogs (Language), German
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1978
This is the second volume of the intermediate phase of the German Basic Course. The objective of the intermediate phase is mastery of the structural elements of the German language. Accordingly, each lesson contains the following elements: (1) introduction of new structure through "structure perception drills"; (2) a basic dialog dealing with a…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Dialogs (Language), German
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