Bringing the outside world into an intensive English programme

Lindsey Hillyard, Randi Reppen, Camilla Vásquez

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This article describes the efforts of an intensive English programme to design a class that addressed the challenges of bringing authentic English into the curriculum. This class exposed students to a variety of authentic English language input, while providing support. Through this class, students volunteered with various community organizations. These placements were linked with the curriculum of our intensive English programme. This hybrid class consisted of class meetings, electronic discussions, the community placement, paper journals, a final reflection paper, and a capstone experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-134
Number of pages9
JournalELT Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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