The Teaching of English at U.P.R. R.P., F.E.G.: A model for reflexive, critical and creative thinking about language
Walicek, Don E.
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This paper presents the University of Puerto Rico, College of General Studies (FEG1), theoretical model for English language learning. It discusses the work of a committee that has utilized the concept of General Education to construct a conceptual model of communicative and linguistic competence for academic purposes. The English department serves non-native speakers of English having diverse proficiencies, from beginning ESL to higher-level students who are equally comfortable in both Spanish and English. The model harmonizes general educational goals, teaching philosophy, and interdisciplinary approach to learning. Key Words: general education, English for Academic Purposes, interdisciplinary, linguistic competence, communicative competence.