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ERIC Number: EJ1020052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
The Challenges of Planning Language Objectives in Content-Based ESL Instruction
Baecher, Laura; Farnsworth, Tim; Ediger, Anne
Language Teaching Research, v18 n1 p118-136 Jan 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate the major patterns in content-based instruction (CBI) lesson plans among practicum teachers at the final stage of an MA TESOL program. One hundred and seven lesson plans were coded according to a typology developed to evaluate clarity and identify areas of potential difficulty in the design of content and language objectives by TESOL teacher candidates for use in PreK-12 ESL classrooms. Participants in our study tended to have more difficulty in designing language objectives than content objectives. There was also a tendency to write language objectives that focused heavily on the four language skills and on vocabulary, and considerably less often on grammatical structures, functions, or language learning strategies.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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