ERIC Number: ED273150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
English Language Development Through a Content-Based Approach.
Chamot, Anna Uhl
The development of second language skills through teaching modified subject matter content has the potential for assisting limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in development of the academic language skills they need to participate successfully in the mainstream classroom. Rather than focusing on language forms and functions alone, content-based second language instruction also develops conceptual knowledge appropriate to the student's grade level. This approach has potential for developing academic competence, and the ability to learn through English, rather than merely to communicate in English. Whether or not this potential is realized depends in large part on four factors: an understanding of the nature and objectives of content-based language development; the training and selection of teachers to deliver content-based instruction to LEP students; the structuring of the content-based English language development curriculum; and the instructional approach best suited to deliver this curriculum. (MSE)
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Note: In: English Language Development. Proceedings of a Conference on Issues in English Language Development for Minority Language Education (Arlington, VA, July 24, 1985); see FL 015 974.