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Patterns Of Tasks, Patterns Of Talk: L2 Literacy Building In University Spanish Classes, Jesse Gleason, Tammy Slater Jun 2016

Patterns Of Tasks, Patterns Of Talk: L2 Literacy Building In University Spanish Classes, Jesse Gleason, Tammy Slater

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Second language (L2) classroom research has sought to shed light on the processes and practices that develop L2 learners’ abilities [Nunan, D. 2004. Task-based language teaching. London: Continuum; Verplaetse, L. 2014. Using big questions to apprentice students into language-rich classroom practices. TESOL Quarterly, 179, 632–641; Zeungler, J., & Mori, J. 2002. Microanalyses of classroom discourse: A critical consideration of method. Applied Linguistics, 23(3), 283–288]. Honing in on the micro-level of classroom tasks and even further into the language of the tasks can help to reveal the patterns in teacher- and student-talk that help scaffold students’ academic literacy. Literacy, from a systemic functional view of language learning, entails having the tools to function in the social contexts that are valued in students’ lives. This ...


Examining Connections Between The Physical And The Mental In Education: A Linguistic Analysis Of Pe Teaching And Learning, Tammy Slater, Joy I. Butler Jan 2015

Examining Connections Between The Physical And The Mental In Education: A Linguistic Analysis Of Pe Teaching And Learning, Tammy Slater, Joy I. Butler

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Discourse analyses of science teaching have revealed patterns of knowledge structures (KS) reflecting Halliday's observation that science teaching involves constructing technical taxonomies and relating them in logical sequences. In science education, this pattern has included problem solving as a way for teachers to assess learning. Science has always been considered an academic subject, but how does it compare to physical education (PE)? Given that language is the primary means through which we learn and assess learning, we present a discourse analysis of a sixth-grade PE class taught using a Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach and compare the discourse ...