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Cooperation Between Science Teachers And Esl Teachers: A Register Perspective, Tammy Slater, Bernard Mohan Jan 2010

Cooperation Between Science Teachers And Esl Teachers: A Register Perspective, Tammy Slater, Bernard Mohan

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Cooperation between English as a second or other language (ESOL) and content-area teachers, often difficult to achieve, is hard to assess linguistically in a revealing way. This article employs register analysis (which is different from, but complementary to, genre analysis) in a Systemic Functional Linguistic perspective to show how an ESOL teacher uses the same content-area task as a cooperating science teacher so that she can provide a theory–practice cycle similar to that of the science teacher, but at a level that reflects and builds on the language abilities of her students. The task allows her to assess her ...