English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Presentations

Title

Fostering the Acquisition of Academic Language While Developing Communicative Competence

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Event Date

3-11-2016

Conference/Event

Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Location

Columbus, OH

Abstract

With the push for language learners to develop communicative competence in their target languages, the goal of developing academic proficiency is often neglected, especially at the early learning stages. Presenters offer strategies for fostering early academic language proficiency while expanding communicative competence in the college-level beginning and intermediate language classrooms.

Keywords

Language instruction, higher education, curriculum and articulation, academic, communication

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