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Language across the Curriculum

Language:  English
This book is an attempt to suggest strategies for coping with the problem of students who are not comfortable with the medium of instruction as it is different from their first language.
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The problem of using a common language as medium of instruction in schools and colleges has been a matter of concern in various countries. When students come together in a particular class/educational institution, they are all not from the same linguistic background. This makes the task of content-area subject teachers difficult to cope with. This book is an attempt to suggest strategies as to how they can not only cope with the problem but also help the students overcome it. It will be quite useful to both practising teachers and teacher trainees.

About the author

Dr. Manmohan Joshi, M.A., M.Ed., Cert. Educational Admin, Dip. HRD, Dip. Mgmt. (UK), MBA, Ph.D. (Mgmt.), has over 45 years’ teaching, training and administrative experience. He has worked as Principal of large and reputed educational institutions in India, Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman.For his work on Innovative Practices in Value Education he was awarded by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, India.He is also the recipient of the Best Teacher Award from the Govt. of Tamilnadu as well as the Central Board of Secondary Education, India.He has presented papers at various national and international conferences under the auspices of UNESCO. He has also conducted various workshops for teachers, students, parents and administrators. The topics covered a wide area viz., Leadership and Team Building, Value Education, Administration Skills, Career Choice, Effective Decision Making in Administration, Effective Communication Skills, Interpersonal Relationships, Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation, Skills in Dealing with Managers, Secretarial Skills. He has also authored several books on different subjects.

  1. LAC approach 
    1. Concept of LAC 
    2. Need and importance of LAC 
    3. Benefits of LAC 
    4. Origins of LAC 
    5. Goals of LAC 
    6. Difficulties
  2. Functions of language 
    1. Basic functions of language 
    2. Functions of language inside the classroom 
    3. Functions of language outside the classroom 
  3. Multilingualism 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Languages in different countries 
    3. Types of multilingualism 
    4. Ways of acquisition 
    5. Need for multiliingualism 
  4. Theories of deficit and discontinuity 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Deficit theory 
    3. Discontinuity theory 
  5. Theories of language development 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Main theories 
    3. Similarities and differences in Skinner’s and Chomsky’s theory 
    4. Conclusion 
  6. Social stimulation 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Body language 
    3. Using body language effectively 
    4. Gestures 
    5. Facial expressions 
    6. Eye contact 
    7. Speech articulation 
    8. Alphabet and pronunciation 
  7. Language development and speech disorder 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Cognitive development
    3. Language disorder 
    4. Role of teacher 
  8. The importance of oral langauge 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Importance of oral language 
    3. Considerations for ELLs 
    4. Role of teacher 
    5. Strategies for developing oral language 
  9. Reading and writing in the content areas 
    1. Role of content teachers 
    2. Integration of reading and writing in content area
    3. Strategy for teaching reading and writing across content areas
    4. Comprehension strategies in content areas 
  10. Types and nature of texts 
    1. Narrative text 
    2. Expository text 
    3. Transactional text 
    4. Reflective text 
    5. Steps to recognize text structure 
  11. Concept of communication
    1. Introduction 
    2. Meaning of communication 
    3. Purpose of communication 
    4. Key elements in communication 
    5. Characteristics of effective communication
    6. Selecting the best method of channel 
    7. Communication and LAC 
  12. Reading strategies 
    1. Development of reading in children 
    2. Importance 
    3. Types of reading
    4. Strategies for reading
  13. Writing strategies 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Importance of writing in school 
    3. Strategies for writing 
    4. Dialogue writing / narrating past events 
    5. Diary entry 
    6. Story writing 
    7. Paragraph writing 
  • References
  • About the author
About the Author

Manmohan Joshi