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ERIC Number: EJ626519
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0264-2425
Complex Text in ESL Grammar Textbooks: Barriers or Gateways?
Lesikin, Joan
Reading in a Foreign Language, v13 n1 p431-47 2000
Suggests that English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers assess prospective textbooks by comparing real-life user's actual knowledge of the author's assumed student knowledge. Through examination of charts and page excerpts of two ESL grammar textbooks, demonstrates that access to the pedagogical knowledge demands sophisticated formal knowledge, because of the various graphic devices and discourse forms used. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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