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Halfond, Jay A. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Many countries are challenged by the need to build both capacity and quality simultaneously in order to meet the accelerating needs of their society. Should what already exists be renovated, or should new institutions be created? Innovate from within or from without? Or perhaps some combination of both? In the U.S., postsecondary…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, United States History, Educational Development, Higher Education
Farquharson, Molly – 1988
A discussion of classroom techniques and activities useful in teaching English to monolingual Arab students begins with a review of cultural factors significant in the second language learning patterns of this population. These factors include historical and traditional influences, North American perceptions of Arabs, the teaching of English in…
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Gallagher, Eugene B. – Journal of Higher Education, 1989
University students in developing societies find it difficult to learn in a nonindigenous language of instruction. The experiences of an American professor who participated in the English Language Difficulties Committee of an Arab medical college are described. Faculty factionalism, curriculum policy, and national aspirations toward…
Descriptors: Arabic, Developing Nations, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Schaub, Mark – 1995
This paper outlines the possible impact of Bakhtinian theory concept in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction. Bakhtin views on the culturally and politically embedded nature of language and addressivity and answerability are ideal for discussion of cross-cultural communication. His cultural and political context are inseparable from an…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Dialog Journals, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Johnson, J. K., Ed. – 1984
Information is provided on the educational systems of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the Yemen Arab Republic in order to assist U.S. colleges and universities as they work with international student agencies and representatives from these countries. For each country, placement recommendations are offered, along with notes to…
Descriptors: College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div. – 1984
A description of the role and status of the English language in the Yemen Arab Republic begins with a general statement concerning the distribution of English speakers and the use of English language materials. Subsequent sections outline: (1) the use and status of English within the educational system at all levels, including teacher education;…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
Liebman-Kleine, JoAnne – 1987
Students in two college freshman composition classes (one American and one English as a second language) at a southern university researched the theory of contrastive rhetoric by exchanging pen pal letters and by progressing through a sequence of five formal assignments with revisions. These assignments led the students to consider their own…
Descriptors: College English, Contrastive Linguistics, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1993
A study used qualitative and quantitative techniques to investigate Arab university students' motivation for studying English as a second language (ESL), attitudes toward studying English and the English language, attitudes toward Americans and the United States, and future expectations for study of English. Subjects were 15 male and 7 female…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre. – 1978
The status of English as a first foreign language is discussed as well as the reasons why the standard of English and the extent to which it is spoken in Syria do not match its official status. The use of English within the educational system is examined with particular reference to secondary and university levels. The manner of determination of…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Curriculum Guides, Educational Policy, English for Special Purposes
ESL Magazine, 1998
This document consists of the six issues of "ESL Magazine" published during 1998. This journal for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) professionals includes the following articles during this period: "The Internet in the Classroom" (Christine Meloni); "Trippingly on the Tongue: Putting Serious, Speech/Pronunciation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Arabs, Audiovisual Aids
Stanwyck, Douglas J.; Abdelal, Phyllis – 1984
A study of students' and teachers' attitudes toward cheating in the classroom of English as a second language (ESL) compared responses of five groups to a questionnaire concerning the use of crib notes, copying from another student's test, and allowing or refusing to allow another student to copy in hypothetical test situations. The comparison…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cheating, College Students, Comparative Analysis