" The taking [part ] is my hunger to know everything I possibly can about other cultures. have traveled to other countries within other programs, Villines is the first Arkansan to land this particular fellowship, says Alan D. Lytle, director of the Intensive English Language Program at UALR and Villines#8217, mentor.
says that when he
took over the program six years ago, "it was very traditionally organized," he
took on the task of rewriting the curriculum and formatting it based on standards that were "skill-comprehensive, practical and contextual.lls English as a Second Language students should be expected to demonstrate, according to Lytle
: #8220,Can they use the past and future tenses comfortably ? And can they be understood by someone who's not used to highly accented English ?, master's thesis, which took her
two years to complete, involved evaluating how other departments at the university reacted to foreign students who applied what they learned in the English as a Second Language program: "How are core-course students at UALR doing when we let them loose ?" she
"Our students tend to be very good speakers, but writing is the difficulty," Lytle