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ERIC Number: EJ664237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0034-0472
Tuning in to Teacher-Talk: A Second Language Learner Struggles To Comprehend.
Long, Susi
Reading: Literacy and Language, v36 n3 p113-18 Nov 2002
Presents findings from a 9-month ethnographic study of cross-cultural learning for the purpose of helping teachers better understand classroom conditions and behaviors that support and hinder students' comprehension of teachers' spoken language. Follows an 8-year-old native English speaker in an Icelandic classroom. Suggests that incomprehensibility as well as students' discomfort and sense of vulnerability can be greatly reduced when teachers scaffold their use of language in specific ways. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iceland