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ERIC Number: EJ937505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
The Language Adviser's Role: Identifying and Responding to Needs
Reinders, Hayo; Hacker, Penny; Lewis, Marilyn
Language Learning Journal, v30 n1 p30-34 2004
Tertiary institutions increasingly offer language advisory sessions for second language students and staff. Advisers help students to identify language and learning needs, they recommend resources and strategies and they provide feedback and encouragement. Especially in the first few sessions, identifying and prioritising needs are arguably among the most important goals, but there are few guidelines for advisers on how to elicit information from students or how to respond to learners' self-reported needs. In fact, little is known about the processes through which advisers and students come to an agreed set of needs and solutions. This research presents examples of the needs analysis process by recording and analysing three initial advisory sessions with one student. The study concludes with one adviser's response to the analysis and with recommendations for further study in this area. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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