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Content-Based College ESL Instruction

Loretta F. Kasper

Kingsborough Community College

of the City University of New York


Marcia Babbitt and Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk

Donna M. Brinton

Judith W. Rosenthal

Peter Master

Sharon Myers

Joy Egbert

David A. Tillyer and Louise S. Wood

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, forthcoming

This book provides a comprehensive treatment, grounded in both theory and practice, of content-based college ESL instruction.

Content-Based College ESL Instruction is intended for a wide audience--first as a textbook for graduate students in MATESOL programs, and second, as a professional reference and resource book for all faculty and school administrators who deal with ESL students at the college level.  The book provides this audience with information, suggestions, and instructional tools grounded in theory and practice.  The goal of the book is to inform and to train readers in the techniques of content-based instruction and to assist them in the development of content-based materials and programs appropriate to their educational institutions and situations.

Table of Contents

Preface - Content-Based College ESL Instruction: An Overview

Loretta F. Kasper, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY

Section One - Laying the Groundwork for a Content-Based Pedagogy

Chapter 1 - Content-Based College ESL Instruction: Theoretical Foundations and Pedagogical Applications

Loretta F. Kasper, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY

Chapter 2 - Keys to Successful Content-Based Programs: Administrative Perspectives

Marcia Babbitt and Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY

Chapter 3 - Out of the Mouths of Babes: Novice Teacher Insights into Content-Based Instruction

Donna M. Brinton, University of California, Los Angeles

Chapter 4 - ESL Students in the Mainstream: Observations from Content Area Faculty

Judith W. Rosenthal, Kean University of New Jersey

Section Two - Building English Language Skills through Content-Based Instruction

Chapter 5 - Grammar in Content-Based Instruction

Peter Master, San Jose State University

Chapter 6 - The Short Story as a Bridge to Content in the Lower-Level ESL Course

Loretta F. Kasper, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY

Chapter 7 - Film Imagery: A Visual Resource for Clarifying Content and Developing Academic Writing Skill

Loretta F. Kasper, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY

Chapter 8 - Speaking Science: Developing Materials for University Students in Academic Disciplines

Sharon Myers, Texas Tech University

Section Three - Incorporating Technology into Content-Based Instruction

Chapter 9 - Computers as Content and Context in a Cross-Cultural Language Field Experience

Joy Egbert, Indiana University

Chapter 10 - The Keyboard to Success: An ESL/Basic Writing Internet Partnership

David A. Tillyer, City College of New York/CUNY and Louise S. Wood, Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton, SC

Chapter 11 - The Internet and Content-Based College ESL Instruction: Reading, Writing, and Research

Loretta F. Kasper, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY

Chapter 12 - The Role of Information Technology in the Future of Content-Based ESL Instruction

Loretta F. Kasper, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY


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