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Title: Multilingual Higher Education
Subtitle: Beyond English Medium Orientations
Written By: Christa van der Walt
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847699183
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9781847699190
Pages: 216
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847699183
Pages: 216
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847699190
Pages: 216
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847699183
Pages: 216
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95