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ERIC Number: ED149603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-27
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching Freshman English to Native and Non-Native Students: Some Similarities and Some Differences.
Macha, Dyne H.
This paper, intended for freshman English instructors who teach reading and writing to both native and non-native students, discusses basic differences and similarities affecting instruction for the two groups. For example, non-native linguistic differences encourage teachers to deal with syntactic interference in reading and with highly embedded constructions in writing. Further, non-native cultural differences urge instructors to treat rhetorically mixed patterns of paragraph development as well as implicit information. And, together, non-native linguistic and cultural differences force teachers to make certain adjustments with assignments and reading and writing materials. Nevertheless, similarities in instruction for native and non-native students far outweigh differences. Not only are objectives the same for both groups of students; many instructional techniques are also similar. Techniques found to be workable in teaching mixed groups of native and non-native students and segregated sections of both groups are listed and discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (New Orleans, Louisiana, May 27, 1977)