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Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Multilingual Classrooms

Hedger, Rosie and Wicaksono, Rachel (2015) Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Multilingual Classrooms. In: Angouri, Jo, Harrison, Tilly, Schnurr, Stephanie and Wharton, Sue, (eds.) Learning, working and communicating in a global context : proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. Scitsiugnil Press, pp. 53-65

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Abstract

In recent years, staff members in the Business School at York St John University have been required to teach and assess a rapidly growing number of multilingual students. In these multilingual classrooms, both our Home and our International students are experiencing the affordances and the limitations of their own variety of English in an international, multilingual context. Our students, like all students at York St John, are faced with the challenge of learning to use their English in new, ‘academic’ and discipline-specific ways. This project focuses on the experience of staff and students on the BA Business Management and related awards. The focus of the
research was twofold:

Research Question 1: How are we currently supporting our
students, both Home and International, to acquire these new
academic literacies? Could we be providing these opportunities more effectively and efficiently? What are the gaps in our provision?

Research Question 2: What are the ways of writing and talking that are valued in the academic discipline of Business Management? Where opportunities for students to develop are currently insufficient (leading on from RQ1), the project will create/curate a collection of additional materials.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
School/Department: School of Languages & Linguistics
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1057

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