The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. ·
Creese criticizes the approach to CBLT in western countries. It has been claimed that the UK approach cannot be considered content-based language teaching. Creese’s study supports this, by arguing that:
•the EAL teacher does most of the language work while the subject teachers focus on the curriculum work
•when teachers focus on the referential (as opposed to metalinguistic) function of language they concentrate mainly on introducing new vocabulary.