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Schulze, Joshua M.; Cáceda, Carmen – ORTESOL Journal, 2019
This article shares insights developed by two US-based professors as they co-taught an introductory ESOL education course within a teacher education program at a major Chinese university. Namely, the authors discuss how their perspectives on curriculum and instruction for Chinese pre-service teachers were enriched by their experience teaching in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Introductory Courses, English (Second Language)
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Twenge-Jinings, Fidelia; Sullivan, Joanna – ORTESOL Journal, 2016
Realizing that ESOL students often do not integrate naturally into their new communities, we developed a reading class that focuses only on topics such as history, culture, arts, nature and entertainment that pertain to Portland or Oregon. In addition to readings, we asked that students go out and "live" what they learned through a…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Place Based Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language)
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Reynolds-Young, Danielle; Hood, Sally – ORTESOL Journal, 2014
Although course assignments require English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher candidates to design activities, performance assessments, and lessons that balance the teaching of the English language and academic content, the ESL teacher candidates remain perplexed as to how to teach without a prescribed curriculum. The answer is challenging, given…
Descriptors: Course Content, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Xiu-Bai, Qin – ORTESOL Journal, 1983
A Chinese student of English is often faced with culturally based differences in denotation and connotation, idioms and proverbs, habits, and formulaic use of language. Since the native speaker of any language has built into his language repertoire his unique cultural assumptions and values, a culture-oriented curriculum in language teaching is…
Descriptors: Chinese, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development