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Author Hafernik, Johnnie Johnson.

Title Integrating multilingual students into college classrooms : practical advice for faculty / Johnnie Johnson Hafernik and Fredel M. Wiant
Published Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 174 pages): illustrations
Contents Pt. 1. The context. Our students -- Demographics of multilingual students -- Blurring the lines -- Multilinguals and native speakers: much the same but with a difference -- Cultures, education and learning styles -- Cultural patterns and classroom practice -- Dispelling the myths about multilingual students in the classroom -- Constructing classrooms where students can succees -- Fundamentals of L2 acquisition with a focus on academic language -- General advice -- pt. 2. Understanding and addressing language skills. Introduction -- Types of knowledge students need to be academically successful -- Common groupings of individual skills -- Speaking -- Formal academic speaking tasks -- Semi-formal academic speaking tasks -- Informal academic speaking tasks -- Listening -- Formal listening tasks -- Understanding and following oral directions -- Reading -- Academic (school-sponsored) reading tasks -- Reading peers' and one's own work -- Reading and following directions -- Writing -- Formal academic (school-sponsored) writing tasks -- Informal academic writing tasks -- Working in groups -- Suggestions for structuring and incorporating effective group work -- Assessment -- A baker's dozen: frequently asked questions -- Epilogue: outside the Ivory tower
Summary This book is a practical, informative, and concise guide for college and university faculty across all disciplines who are dealing with today's diverse student body: an increasingly ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse group. This book helps staff to understand multilingual students and offers advice on how to help them to succeed in the academy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-143) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Academic language -- Study and teaching.
English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Foreign speakers.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiant, Fredel M.
ISBN 1847698212 (electronic bk.)
9781847698216 (electronic bk.)