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LINGUIST List 24.1672

Mon Apr 15 2013

Books: Multilingual Higher Education: van der Walt

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 15-Apr-2013
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Multilingual Higher Education: van der Walt
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Title: Multilingual Higher Education
Subtitle: Beyond English Medium Orientations
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Published: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847699183

Author: Christa van der Walt
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847699190 Pages: 216 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847699190 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847699183 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847699183 Pages: 216 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Abstract:

The general perception that a good command of English is enough to gain access and to be successful in higher education hides the complexity of learning and teaching in multilingual environments, and this book shows that all higher education environments are multilingual to some extent. Strategies like translation, interpreting and switching from one language to another not only support learning but also build competence for multilingual professional environments. Whether institutions focus on widening access to minoritised communities or whether they want to attract more international students, the book argues that a multilingual pedagogy is needed to improve student access and success. Building on work by Nancy Hornberger, Colin Baker and Ofelia García, the book extends strategies and techniques from bilingual education at school level to multilingual higher education.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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