This paper provides a contextual, discourse analytical account of one writing consultation between a faculty-based language adviser and a Master of Public Health NESB student. The findings show that the consultation was a dynamic exchange during which a range of meanings were negotiated. The findings also show that the adviser scaffolded the student’s academic writing and learning in a number of ways ·
This work illustrates how a meaningful metalanguage can support
L2 learners in accomplishing challenging tasks in the primary school curriculum at the same time that it promotes the kind of focused consciousness-raising and explicit talk about language that has been shown to facilitate L2 development.
The article discusses the implications of bilingual education. AS an EFL teacher and having studied other language, the idea of including second language learning within another class and subject is quite foreign to me. However, I think it is a really interesting idea as students can either learn a language or compliment their current language class by using language in a real life situation. ·
Suggests and addresses the need for further curriculum development within the IB PYP in terms of additional (often foreign) language learning within the diverse community of International schools that follow the IB curriculum, in order for schools to become more explicit and unified in their language policies. Includes suggestions for how additional language learning can be linked to the process of inquiry and the promotion of the core values of the IB, embodied in the PYP learner profile. ·