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ERIC Number: EJ1029177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Back Translating: An Integrated Approach to Focus Learners' Attention on Their L2 Knowledge Gaps
Zhang, Yun; Gao, Cun
English Teaching Forum, v52 n1 p30-34, 36 2014
Integration of the four language skills can be enhanced by focusing on back translating--translating an English text into the students' first language and then back into English. This article describes a three-step process for using back translation in reading classes as a way to help students identify gaps in their English competence.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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