The puzzle of academic discourse. Students' essays from a genre-based perspective. Applying genre theory to the analysis of students' written product in first-year Humanities essays in L2.
Oliva Girbau, Àngels
Grup LIEC (Llengua i Ensenyament de les Ciències)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
III Trobada sobre semi-immersió a Catalunya (3era : 2009, 28-29 de abril : Barcelona)
I Taula rodona internacional sobre programes AICLE (1era : 2009, 28-29 de abril : Barcelona)

Additional title: Jornades TRI-CLIL 2009
Date: 2009
Abstract: The internationalisation of present day university demands from students the ability to understand and produce academic discourse in English. However, students find themselves entrapped by problems regarding not only their foreign language skills, but also their ignorance of the culturally-coined conventions of their knowledge communities, its domain-specific procedures and its substantive concepts. A Bakhtinian conceptualisation of academic discourse as a set of sub-genres built by the community of users allows university instructors to focus on the features that define such genres as a short term goal, regardless of the other long-term issues mentioned above: In an academic context, generic expertise is both the essential instrument and the object of learning. Our communication presents a model of analysis for the teaching and assessment of academic writing in English as a foreign language. The model we present adapts Halliday's three components of communication -i. e. the ideational, the textual and the interpersonal components -to the specific features of academic discourse, in order to scaffold students through the most frequently encountered obstacles during their acquisition of field-specific genres. The implementation of this model of analysis is then exemplified by some illustrating extracts from the literary essays written by a group of non-native first-year students of Humanities enrolled in an immersion English Language and Literature course.
Note: III Colloquium on Semi-Immersion in Catalonia
Note: III Encuentro sobre Semi-Inmersión en Cataluña
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Language: Anglès.
Document: conferenceObject
Subject: Semiimmersió ; Semiinmersión ; Semiimmersion ; Immersió ; Inmersión ; AICLE ; CLIL ; GREIP ; CLIL-SI ; ICE UAB ; Integració ; Integración ; Integration ; Bilingüisme ; Bilingüismo ; Bilingualism ; Plurilingüisme ; Plurilingüismo ; Plurilingualism ; Multilingüisme ; Multilingüismo ; Multilingualism ; Educació plurilingüe ; Educación plurilingüe ; Plurilingual education ; Ensenyament de llengües ; Enseñanza de lenguas ; Language teaching ; Llengua estrangera ; Lengua extranjera ; Foreign language ; Segona llengua ; Aprenentatge de llengües ; Segunda lengua ; Second language ; Adquisició de llengües ; Aprendizaje de lenguas ; Language learning ; Didàctica de la llengua ; Adquisición de lenguas ; Language acquisition ; TEFL ; Didàctica ; Didáctica de la lengua ; Didáctica ; Language pedagogy ; Formació del professorat de llengua ; Formación del profesorado de lengua ; Teacher Education ; Teacher Training
Published in: Trobada sobre semi-immersió a Catalunya. Barcelona, Catalunya, 3a : 2009
Taula rodona internacional sobre programes AICLE. Barcelona, Catalunya, 1a : 2009



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Research literature > UAB research groups literature > Research Centres and Groups (scientific output) > Arts and Humanities > CLIL-SI. Semiimmersió en llengua estrangera a l'aula inclusiva
Research literature > UAB research groups literature > Research Centres and Groups (scientific output) > Social and Legal Sciences > LIEC
Articles > Published articles > CLIL. Journal of Innovation and Research in Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education
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