Citations with the tag: ACADEMIC language

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  • Editor's Column.
    Jago, Carol // California English; Apr2002, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p4 

    The article discusses various reports published within the issue including on instruction in vocabulary in academic language and student writing by Robin Scarcella, another on considerations on reading instructions by Susana Dutro, and on interactive writing and language experience approach for...

  • Educational Insights special issue on Academic Pathologies.
    Jago, Carol // Educational Insights; 2009, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p1 

    An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editors discuss the paradoxical relationship between pathology and normalcy, its connection in several vectors of transmission including teaching, research, and writing, and the relevance of language in academy and pathology.

  • The new art critics should mind their language.
    Adams, Alexander // Art Newspaper; Feb2011, Issue 221, p34 

    The author comments on problems arising from the decline of art publications and the emergence of academic-style language in art reviews.

  • An Academic Language Campaign?
    Kinsella, Kate // Language Magazine; Dec2012, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p9 

    A letter to the editor and a response from the author of the article "Academic Language Campaign" are presented.

  • The Language Debate.
    Strauss, Danie // Word & Action / Woord en Daad; 2015, Vol. 54 Issue 427, p30 

    No abstract available.

    Khoroshilova, Svetlana; Kostina, Ekaterina; Ovechkina, Iuliia // International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social ; 2015, p415 

    The paper explores the application of corpus linguistics in language teaching and introduces the results of a pilot educational research project aimed at the evaluation of Russian university students' attitudes to the use of a corpus-based set of classroom activities to study English...

  • Writing for Lay Readers.
    Hoffman, Warren // PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America; Oct2010, Vol. 125 Issue 4, p1099 

    A letter to the editor is presented to express concern about the use of jargon and academic language in the humanities and its implications for young graduates and lay readers.

  • Building Academic Language: Essential Practices for Content Classrooms.
    Hoffman, Warren // Reading Today; Oct/Nov2007, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p32 

    The article reviews the book "Building Academic Language: Essential Practices for Content Classrooms," by Jeff Zwiers.

    Schoeman, Sonja // Problems of Education in the 21st Century; 2011, Vol. 34, p138 

    This study deals with gender and language in school texts; how it manifested, with what consequences and how it can be addressed. A qualitative intrinsic case study of a sample of school History texts from three textbooks published post-2004 was conducted to determine the extent of the use of...

    Kong, Stella; Hoare, Philip // International Education; Spring2012, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p88 

    This paper investigates the development of academic language proficiency through immersion in middle school programmes in Hong Kong and Xi'an. The study reveals that in both contexts students have exposure to complex academic language through teacher talk and textbooks; however, there is not...

  • Kai kurie tarties ir raÅ¡ybos mokymo klausimai bendrojo lavinimo mokyklose.
    LAPINSKIENĖ, Lionė // Man & the Word / Zmogus ir zodis; 2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p135 

    During the Lithuanian language classes students, seeking to develop appropriate language skills, very often cannot successfully put into practice the use of long and short vowels and nasal-letter spelling rules. Therefore, this article discusses the regular pronunciation and accentuation norms...

    Taş, Hakan; Zülfe, Ömer // Electronic Turkish Studies; 2007, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p660 

    This work is an academic edition of Nev'î's mathnawi Münâzara-i Tûtî vü Zâğ.

    Ringler, Marjorie C.; O'Neal, Debra // Journal of Staff Development; Apr2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p28 

    The article discusses a program, called Project CEO, developed on the basis of workshops conducted in several rural district schools in the U.S., like district school in rural eastern North Carolina, where students do double the work because they speak nonstandard dialects. The project is based...

  • Learning concepts, language, and literacy in hybrid linguistic codes: The multilingual maze of urban grade 1 classrooms in South Africa.
    HENNING, ELIZABETH // Perspectives in Education; Sep2012, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p69 

    The article addresses the issue of excessive linguistic code-switching in early education among urban grade 1 students in South Africa. It invokes post-Piagetian and neo-Vygotskian ideas on children's cognitive development. The article also argues that semantically and semiotically unambiguous...

  • Enhancing ESL Learners' Idiom Competence: Bridging the Gap between BICS and CALP.
    Guduru, Raj Kumar // International Journal of Social Sciences & Education; Oct2011, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p540 

    Second language learners at the college level, especially those who come from the mother tongue medium schools, seem to lack the knowledge and competence of 'figurative language' that marks fluency and creative language construction. This lack of knowledge of phrases or multi-word-units, in...

  • Use of Graphic Organizers in a Language Teachers' Professional Development.
    Chin-Wen Chien // English Language Teaching; Oct2012, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p49 

    Starting from 2009 academic year, the instructional coaches in a school district in a northwest American city began to provide Workshop II (pseudonym) to elementary school English teachers. This study aims to discuss the use of graphic organizers in English teachers' professional development....

  • The Number Line Model for Conceptual Understanding of Fractions.
    Heron, Michele // Ohio Journal of School Mathematics; Spring2014, Issue 69, p7 

    This paper outlines misconceptions related to the number line model for describing fractions. Examples of student work from a local research project are provided to illustrate these misconceptions. Instructional strategies for representations and academic language to be used when working with...

  • Where is the bridge?
    Weidong Liu // Progress in Human Geography; Feb2009, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p7 

    The author reflects on the barrier to developing trading zones in economic geography. He argues that economic geography comes first from the academic language that has been used by the researchers to present their research. He says that researchers must know the context in which terms are used...

    Sadeghi, Mohammad reza // Journal of Psychological & Educational Research; Nov2013, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p1 

    This study was an attempt to explore the effect of input enhancement (through interaction and explanation) on EFL university language learners' connected discourse. Participants consisted of 54 EFL junior university language learners randomly divided into two experimental and one control group....

  • Migrants' educational success through innovation: The case of the Hamburg bilingual schools.
    Duarte, Joana // International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift f; Dec2011, Vol. 57 Issue 5/6, p631 

    Although Germany has experienced net in-migration for the past five decades, this fact has only recently been officially acknowledged. Furthermore, Germany is marked by a general monolingual self-concept very much attached to the idea of a nation-state with one homogeneous language. However, in...

  • Are We Having the Effect We Want? Implementing Outcomes Assessment in an Academic English Language-Support Unit Using a Multi-component Approach.
    Li-Shih Huang // WPA: Writing Program Administration - Journal of the Council of ; Fall2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p11 

    In response to a call by writing-center researchers and professionals since the 1980s for rigorous scientific assessment, this paper reports on a project that is the first to implement a multi-component assessment of a writing center based on a year-long gathering of data from multiple sources,...

  • China Intends to Increase Soft Power by Establishing Its Own Academic Language System.
    Li-Shih Huang // Chinascope; Sep/Oct2012, Issue 59, p26 

    The article highlights the attempt of China to increase its soft power by establishing its own academic language system. It details the Communist Party's plan to create a language system that is powerful and effective both within China and around the world. It calls for the establishment of an...

  • Exploring Teachers' Use of Technology in Classrooms of Bilingual Students.
    Daniel, Mayra C.; Cowan, John E. // GIST: Education & Learning Research Journal; Nov2012, Vol. 6, p97 

    This article presents results of an investigation that documents teachers' perceptions of the contribution of technology use in classrooms of bilingual learners. Study questions asked how teachers perceive teacher-made digital movies impact learning, and what situational factors delimit...

  • Say It Like It Is…in the Textbooks.
    Jackson, Joel // Golfdom; Mar2007, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p26 

    The author presents a series of humorously intended translations of terms common to golf course management into the academic language of agronomy. Terms such as drainage, topdressing, and fertilizer application are given in wordy, polysyllabic sentences. The author also invents lengthier words...

  • Why Take an Interest in Research Blogging?
    Mauranen, Anna // European English Messenger; Summer2013, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p53 

    The article offers information on the research blogging. It informs that the world of blogs has suggested that there is a need to reconsider the relationship between community and context in order to settle the question of the blog as a genre. It mentions that blogs have introduced new practices...

  • 5 Steps to Better Directions.
    Welsh, Kelly // New Teacher Advocate; Winter2015, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p8 

    No abstract available.

  • Getting to Quality: A Meeting of the Minds.
    Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas // Principal Leadership; Sep2010, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p68 

    The article discusses the components and indicators of high-quality instruction and provides suggestions for formulating guidelines for ensuring it. Indicators include the use of academic language by the student and the depth of the background knowledge. Clear definition of high-quality...

  • Developmental Diversity in the Academic Language–Learning Experiences of Adult English as a Second or Other Language Learners.
    Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer R. // Adult Education Quarterly; Aug2016, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p219 

    Academic language is a challenging yet increasingly important skill for Adult Basic Education/English as a Second or Other Language learners. Related to academic language learning is an adult’s developmental perspective. Developmental perspectives have been shown to vary in adulthood and...

  • Transgender Studies in Communication: Historical Trends and Future Prospects.
    Elia, John; Yep, Gust // Conference Papers -- National Communication Association; 2008, p1 

    Although the study of transgender people and communities has been documented in the academic literature for a long time, Transgender Studies is a relatively recent area of scholarly inquiry. Influenced by poststructuralism, critical theory, feminism, and queer theory, Transgender Studies is an...

    Shirin, Sergey // International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social ; 2015, p197 

    The study is based on a methodology proposed by European Association for Education Law and Policy for their research conducted in 2009 and devoted to commercialization, competition and corruption in European education. In the article, the attempt is made to apply their methods to analyze the...

  • Building Academic Language: Essential Practices for Content Classrooms, Grades 5-12.
    Huerta-Mac�as, Ana // Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal; Apr2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, Special Section p1 

    The article reviews the book "Building Academic Language: Essential Practices for Content Classrooms, Grades 5-12," by Jeff Zwiers.

  • Content Literacy: Fundamental Toolkit Elements.
    Brozo, William G.; Flynt, E. Sutton // Reading Teacher; Oct2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p192 

    The article suggests the use of a content literacy toolkit comprised for teachers to increase the achievement of struggling and diverse students. It is stated that possessing such a toolkit is critical for teaching content area knowledge and skills. The three basic elements of a content literacy...

  • "A Squirrel Came and Pushed Earth": Popular Cultural and Scientific Ways of Thinking for ELLs.
    Ciechanowski, Kathryn M. // Reading Teacher; Apr2009, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p558 

    The article discusses a study investigating how English language learners (ELLs) can use concepts from popular culture to better comprehend science instruction. The author discusses difficulties faced by ELLs in understanding academic and scientific language and vocabulary. She comments on how...

  • The Work of Kathy Ruttenberg.
    Purcell, Rebecca // Ceramics: Art & Perception; 2010, Issue 80, p82 

    The article describes the works of international artist Kathy Ruttenberg. It mentions that the artist uses her interest and concern for endangered species to make interesting artworks. It states that she embraces the historical practice and belief of revealing the basic human truths through...

  • Tensions in higher education: widening participation, student diversity and the challenge of academic language/literacy.
    Klinger, Christopher M.; Murray, Neil // Widening Participation & Lifelong Learning; Summer2012, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p27 

    Widening participation is implicitly associated with increased diversity in student populations because of the emphasis on segments of society traditionally under-represented in higher education. While this is worthy from a social justice perspective, it brings the potential for numerous...

    Kilduff, Martin // Academy of Management Review; Jul2007, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p700 

    The author offers readers of the "Academy of Management Review" journal the top ten reasons why their papers might not be sent out for review. Reasons include reviewing literature and introductions rather than offering distinctive contributions and analysis, papers geared towards practitioners,...

  • Semantic processing skills of Grade 1 English language learners in two educational contexts.
    Jordaan, Heila // South African Journal of Education; Nov2011, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p518 

    This paper reports on part of the first phase of a longitudinal project investigating the development of academic language in English as the Language of Teaching and Learning (LoL T) by Foundation phase learners in two different educational contexts. In the first context, the learners were all...

  • How to write an annotated bibliography.
    King, Jennifer // Access (10300155); Nov2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p34 

    The article offers information on writing an annotated bibliography. It highlights that an annotated bibliography provides a summary of each research source including books, articles, and websites and an evaluation of aspects associated to quality. It mentions that writing an annotated...

  • Using Graphic Organizers as a Tool for the Development of Scientific Language.
    Mercuri, Sandra P. // GIST: Education & Learning Research Journal; Nov2010, Vol. 4, p30 

    This observational study examines the effectiveness of graphic organizers two elementary teachers in California, United States use to teach the content and the academic language of science. The study was done during the 2006-2007 school year. The data was collected through field-notes and the...

  • Teaching Science, Teaching Language.
    Honig, Sheryl // Illinois Reading Council Journal; Summer2012, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p32 

    The article focuses on the language demands of science. It mentions how science vocabulary and language can be taught in early elementary grades by using Miss Kelly's ten lessons on the life cycle of the seed plant. It says that the language demands are restricted due to the shared...

  • Academic Colonialism and the Struggle for Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Taiwan.
    CHENG FENG SHIH // Social Alternatives; 2010 First Quarter, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p44 

    The article discusses academic colonialism. This is a condition faced by scholars in post-colonial states, who find themselves dependent on international academic language structures which are based in the culture of their former colonial overlords. This is said to constitute a continuing...

  • External Validity of TOEFL Section of Doctoral Entrance Examination in Iran: A Mixed Design Study.
    Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Ali, Hassan Ghand // Theory & Practice in Language Studies; Oct2011, Vol. 1 Issue 10, p1304 

    External (generalization) validity is one aspect of construct validity (Messick, 1996) which deals with the inferences made on the basis of the test takers' scores on a test. External validity is of particular importance in high stake tests such as tests of English for academic/specific purposes...

  • Broadening Our View of Linguistic Diversity.
    O'Neal, Debra; Ringler, Marjorie // Phi Delta Kappan; Apr2010, Vol. 91 Issue 7, p48 

    The article examines a broader definition of English language learners (ELL) and linguistic diversity in schools. It is suggested that children who are entering school speaking marginalized dialects makes the academic language that is required for students to succeed in schools and in life a...

  • Personalized Pathways to successs.
    Westover, Jay // Leadership; May/Jun2012, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p12 

    The article offers the author's insights on the importance of identifying the gaps of college and career readiness in students and within practice systems. The author mentions the four attributes which define a college and career ready student including academic language, academic behaviors, and...

  • Year One Implications of a Teacher Performance Assessment's Impact on Multicultural Education across a Secondary Education Teacher Preparation Program.
    Liu, Laura B.; Milman, Natalie B. // Action in Teacher Education; Summer2013, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p125 

    This case study examines the impact of the 1-year implementation of a state-mandated, standardized teacher performance assessment (TPA) on a faculty's infusion of multicultural education across a secondary education teacher preparation program. Findings show that faculty and teacher candidate...

  • Collaborating to embed academic literacies and personal support in first year discipline subjects.
    Chanock, Kate; Horton, Craig; Reedman, Mark; Stephenson, Bret // Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice; 2012, Vol. 9 Issue 3, preceding p1 

    This article discusses a Design for Learning project in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where academic and personal support for students was interwoven in their first semester. Staff of the Academic Language and Learning Unit (ALLU) worked with discipline staff to develop their...

  • Bioethics and Health Ethics: A Critical Examination of the New Terminology.
    Curran, William J. // American Journal of Public Health; May76, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p497 

    The article discusses the existence of new terms in the field of medicine. It was said that some new terms have cropped up recently in a very old subject. Such changes were manifested with the emergence of the term "medical ethics," which was later changed in the nineteenth century into medical...

  • integrating science and ELD.
    Beltran, Dolores; Mora-Flores, Eugenia // Leadership; Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p12 

    The article discusses the integration of inquiry-based science and English Language Development (ELD) which is an instruction model that encourages learners to take control of their learning and to make them confident in their use of academic language. In the ELD model, students are also...

  • Understanding and Supporting Chinese ESL Students' Language Development and Pedagogical Acculturation.
    Jing-qiu Liu; Valeo, Chris // Sino-US English Teaching; Feb2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p893 

    This paper is a brief summary of the authors' advising discourse with international ESL (English as a Second Language) students whose first language is Chinese. For these international students in the United States, being successful academically in a graduate education program requires more than...

    Zacarian, Debbie // Principal; May/Jun2013, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p34 

    The article presents a four-pronged approach to teaching academic language in schools across the U.S. to help English-language learners (ELLs) improve their performance. It stresses the importance of knowing the level of English language development (ELD) for each ELL to guide instruction and...

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