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ERIC Number: EJ940646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1832-8342
Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Non-Native English Speakers' Difficulties in English Language Mathematics Classrooms
Mallet, Dann G.
Journal of Learning Design, v4 n3 p28-34 2011
This autoethnographic investigation considers an English-speaking lecturer's observation and consideration of the predicament of non-native speakers of English in an English language mathematics classroom based on that same (non Spanish-speaking) lecturer's experience in a Spanish language mathematics classroom. Difficulties of understanding a course of mathematics instruction in a particular language for mathematically competent but language deficient students are outlined, and a number of guidelines for lecturers to improve the experience for such students are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia