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ERIC Number: EJ1057002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Sports Communication as a Way to Develop Critical Competencies in the L2 Classroom
Miller, Lindsay
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v46 n1 p89-104 Apr 2015
This paper investigates a novel approach to engaging second language learners in their studies. A university level General Education course, which uses Sports Communication as sustained content, is examined. The course uses a progressive pedagogy by way of content-based instruction to integrate vertical and horizontal learning and encourage learner autonomy as a way for students to become critically engaged with their course material. Typical learners' feedback about the course, from the linguistic, content and pedagogical perspectives, is presented. The learners' responses illustrate that they are able to develop critical language competencies if they are presented with contexts which stimulate them and are relevant to their popular cultural experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong