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Title: Understanding Language Use in the Classroom
Subtitle: A Linguistic Guide for College Educators
Written By: Susan J. Behrens
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783091744
Description:

It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that their professors often cannot agree amongst themselves on a definition and a set of rules. Understanding Language Use in the Classroom aims to bring the latest findings in linguistics research on academic English to educators from other disciplines, and to help them help their students learn and achieve. Behrens combines a powerful argument for the importance of explicit teaching of language skills in college with answers to common questions from professors and students, as well as sample teaching materials to help make these issues come alive in the classroom.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783091744
Pages: 192
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