ERIC Number: ED424763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Language across the Curriculum: The Language Learning Potential in a Science Text.
Vine, Elaine W.
A discussion of second language learning through science content focuses on English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learning at the elementary and secondary levels. Principles for integrating language and content instruction are identified, and the benefits of the language-across-the-curriculum approach for ESL learners are examined as they relate to those principles. Strategies for developing the science curriculum and instructional materials for this purpose are outlined, including the building of background information, development of vocabulary, addressing specific language functions (describing, predicting, comparing, explaining, giving ordered instructions), teaching language registers, text layout, and discourse structure. Contains 12 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.; Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne.