ERIC Number: ED312895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Content-Based Instruction in Second and Foreign Languages.
Crandall, JoAnn; Tucker, G. Richard
This paper examines content-based instruction, which is an integrated approach to language instruction drawing topics, texts, and tasks from content or subject matter classes but focusing on the cognitive, academic language skills needed to participate effectively in content instruction. The intent and design of content-based instructional programs are discussed, some of the strategies and techniques characterizing these programs are described, the means by which programs are implemented are outlined, and areas of needed research and development are identified. A need for additional work is seen in teacher education, student assessment, program evaluation, and the preparation of textbooks and other instructional materials. Additional research into the academic language and specific registers of mathematics, science, and other content areas is also recommended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.