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Bridging the gap between prep classes and freshman year

Simpson, Adam John (2014) Bridging the gap between prep classes and freshman year. In: Sarp Simpson, Çağla, (ed.) Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning: The Turkish Perspective. Crowd Source ELT, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 138-150. ISBN 978-605-86489-0-6

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Abstract

One of the great strengths of the upper intermediate program at Sabancı University School of Languages is the extent to which it acts as a bridge between the preparatory English year and the kinds of lectures the students will be attending and the language they’ll be encountering when they progress to their freshman studies. A major part of this bridge is the series of lectures in mathematics and natural sciences (EMS) which the students attend for one hour a week and which form a percentage of their overall course grade. As teachers, our hope is that our students enjoy the valuable opportunity to experience something of what life will be like for them when they are attending lectures in their freshman classes. Additionally, we aim to show the students that, although the content of the lectures may already be familiar, they need to remember that, this being an English course, they need to become familiar with the language used in these lectures to showcase their competencies. This chapter is an exploration of the extent to which is actually happening.

Item Type:Book Section / Chapter
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
P Language and Literature > PE English > PE1001-1693 Modern English
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:23963
Deposited By:Adam John Simpson
Deposited On:18 Feb 2014 15:15
Last Modified:18 Feb 2014 15:15

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