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ERIC Number: EJ1031937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Seoul Searching: Transitioning Basic Writers within the Global Frontiers Project
Adkins, Tabetha; Meyer, Connie
Composition Studies, v42 n1 p79-96 Spr 2014
The course described here was designed especially for students enrolled in a collaborative program between Texas A&M University-Commerce and Konkuk University in South Korea. This course was created specifically for students who did not earn a qualifying score on a standardized placement exam required of all first-year students for enrollment into "college-level" English 1301. For this course, a team consisting of several graduate teaching assistants, instructors, a linguistic specialist, and the writing program administrator combined strategies for teaching basic writing and English as a second language (ESL) to create a pilot "sheltered instruction" program, one that provided additional support to all Korean students enrolled in basic writing courses. This support included an additional "lab" that each student was required to attend; their lab teacher was present in each English 1301 class, as well, to answer questions and support instruction. Every Konkuk student enrolled in the pilot program passed the course and enrolled in English 1302 along with their cohorts who were considered "college ready." The program was also a success for the university since it effectively incorporated a large group of high achieving but contextually at-risk students. Finally, for the first-year writing program at Texas A&M University-Commerce, this program provided a flexible template to be used for future projects, particularly as the university explores options concerning international university exchanges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea; Texas
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