LINGUIST List 31.3390

Wed Nov 04 2020

Books: Assessing Academic Literacy in a Multilingual Society: Weideman, Read, du Plessis (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <jecoburnlinguistlist.org>



Date: 02-Nov-2020
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Assessing Academic Literacy in a Multilingual Society: Weideman, Read, du Plessis (eds.)
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: Assessing Academic Literacy in a Multilingual Society
Subtitle: Transition and Transformation
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788926201

Editor: Albert Weideman
Editor: John Read
Editor: Theo du Plessis
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788926201 Pages: 280 Price: U.S. $ 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788926201 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 109.95
Abstract:

South African universities face major challenges in meeting the needs of their students in the area of academic language and literacy. The dominant medium of instruction in the universities is English and, to a much lesser extent, Afrikaans, but only a minority of the national population are native speakers of these languages. Nine other languages can be media of instruction in schools, which makes the transition to tertiary education difficult enough in itself for students from these schools. The focus of this book is on procedures for assessing the academic language and literacy levels and needs of students, not in order to exclude students from higher education but rather to identify those who would benefit from further development of their ability in order to undertake their degree studies successfully. The volume also aims to bring the innovative solutions designed by South African educators to a wider international audience.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:
https://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=148333



Page Updated: 04-Nov-2020