This web site is authored and developed as a project to be submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program, Educational Foundations and Interdivisional Studies (EFIS), Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles. All individuals seen in the video clips are authentic students, staff, and faculty members of the respective university. The situations portrayed are fabricated according to the actual needs of each student participating in the project.
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This web site is designed for English as Foreign Language (EFL) and English as Second Language (ESL) learners who plan to further their higher education in U.S. colleges and universities. The Web developer intends to use the availability of computer technology and the Internet in order to:
With web-streamed video clips capturing authentic conversations of authentic college students, staff, and faculty members of an urban State university, EFL/ESL learners can have unlimited input and practices at their own convenience and privacy. In addition, extensive web-interactive language activities accompanied each video clip will allow learners to self-assess their comprehension and expand their knowledge about U.S. academic community and common practices, authentic linguistic demands, and relevant vocabulary.
The activities in this web site are designed for high-intermediate EFL/ESL learners. It is especially suitable for learners who plan to attend or are pursuing their higher education in American colleges and universities. Learners can explore the activities on their own or in small groups as seen appropriate. With web interactivity, such as, real-time feedback and answer clues, which are integrated in all of the activities, learners can immediately assess their comprehension of the video clips and other information explored through various activities provided on the web site.
The authentic conversations seen in web-streamed video clips are divided into two main categories: academic advisement and library research. These topics are generated from the results of a needs assessment survey distributed to 50 ESL students attending an intensive English program at an urban state university in California.
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