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ERIC Number: ED545715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Communicative Discourse in Second Language Classrooms: From Building Skills to Becoming Skillful
Suleiman, Mahmoud
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Social Science Association (Las Vegas, NV, Mar 24-26, 2013)
The dynamics of the communicative discourse is a natural process that requires an application of a wide range of skills and strategies. In particular, linguistic discourse and the interaction process have a huge impact on promoting literacy and academic skills in all students especially English language learners (ELLs). Using interactive approaches in second language classrooms is very critical in helping ELLs in not only in building necessary skills, but more importantly becoming skillful in undertaking academic and literacy tasks. In addition, key contextual demands and conditions for effective discourse in the classroom should be created. This paper examines the anatomy of the speech event and draws pedagogical implications that will assist teachers in making necessary adaptations for ELLs.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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