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Chou, Mu-hsuan – Education 3-13, 2017
Formal English language education in Taiwan now starts at Year 3 in primary school, with an emphasis on communicative proficiency. In addition to formal education, attending English cram schools after regular school has become a common phenomenon for Taiwanese students. The main purpose of gaining additional reinforcement in English cram schools…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Sheppard, Beth; Butler, Brian – CATESOL Journal, 2017
Listening comprehension is an essential and challenging skill for language learners, and listening instruction can also be a challenge for language instructors, since they have little access to the listening process inside students' minds. Greater knowledge about what learners perceive when they listen could help language teachers better tailor…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Kang, Tingting – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Mobile devices have become a significant part of students' lives. The average number of hours that college students reported using their smartphones each day was nine hours--more than half of their daily waking hours (Roberts, Yaya, & Manolis, 2014). Although software developers and teachers have started to develop and incorporate various…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Educational Strategies, Instructional Innovation
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Sheppard, Beth; Rice, Jennifer; Rice, Korey; DeCoster, Brendan; Drummond-Sardell, Rachel; Soelberg, Nate – ORTESOL Journal, 2015
Instructors from an Intensive English Program (IEP) conducted classroom observations in university courses commonly attended by international students to answer two questions: 1) What listening and speaking demands do international students face in courses at our university? 2) How can instructors in our IEP better prepare our students for these…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Baccouche, Ella; And Others – 1996
A study investigaged: (1) whether learners of English as a Second Language can attend to meaning and form simultaneously; (2) how the nature of the linguistic form might affect processing for meaning; and (3) whether the learner's ability to focus on particular linguistic features is affected by whether or not those features have been acquired.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses, Language Patterns
Wesche, Marjorie; And Others – 1993
A study compared four tests of English as a Second Language (ESL) used for placement of students of varying language backgrounds and skill levels in an intensive ESL program. The tests were a text-based listening and reading test, a listening dictation, a self-assessment questionnaire, and a self-reported vocabulary size test. All measures were…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Dictation, Difficulty Level
Winitz, Harris; And Others – 1985
In the comprehension approach to second language instruction, the major procedure is to provide students with comprehensible input, which it is the students' responsibility to understand. The aim is to encourage nucleation of the target language, that is the crystallization of the rule system. Teaching procedures focus on strategies for implicit…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Quality, German, Intensive Language Courses
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
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1968
Volume 3 of the Basic Course in French contains 10 lessons, one for each day of the third and fourth 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
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1968
Volume 4 of the Basic Course in French contains 10 lessons, one for each day of the fifth and sixth 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
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1968
Volume 5 of the Basic Course in French contains 10 lessons, one for each day of the seventh and eighth 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
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1968
Volume 6 of the Basic Course in French contains 10 lessons, one for each day of the twelfth and thirteenth 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 aproach is audio-lingual and…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Audiolingual Skills, Dialogs (Language), French
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1969
Volume 7 of the Basic Course in French contains 10 lessons, one for each day of the fourteenth and fifteenth 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, Adverbs, Audiolingual Skills, Dialogs (Language)
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA. – 1969
Volume 8 of the Basic Course in French contains 10 lessons, one for each day of the sixteenth and seventeenth weeks of the intermediate phase. Every fifth lesson is a review. 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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