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By Constant Leung, Brian V. Street

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During this quantity various authors from assorted foreign contexts argue that the thought of communicative competence in English, hitherto mostly referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, should be accelerated to take account of numerous contexts of use for quite a few reasons. It additionally discusses the preferred trust that language and literacy should still easily be considered as a technical 'skill' which confers common advantages and that it may get replaced with a social perform view that recognises positioned adaptations and variety. This quantity, we think, presents a reference aspect for prolonged study and perform in those parts that may be of curiosity to wide variety of individuals engaged in language and literacy schooling.

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2000) Literacy events and literacy practices. In M. Martin-Jones and K. Jones (eds) Multilingual Literacies: Comparative Perspectives on Research and Practice (pp. 17–29). Amsterdam: John Benjamin’s. Street, B. (2009) Hidden features of academic paper writing. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, UPenn 24 (1), 1–17. UNESCO (2006) EFA Global Monitoring Report 2006: Literacy for Life. Geneva: UNESCO. pdf. Accessed 17th April 2012. 2 What Counts as English? Mastin Prinsloo There is something going on when policy statements from national government and the Education Ministry set out one policy direction for language in education and practice takes a different direction.

She carefully takes students through a reading aloud exercise and then makes them look up the meanings of words. There is no sense here that there is anything from the students’ own worlds that might have relevance and the sole focus is on surface levels of comprehension. (. ) indicates a phrase that is inaudible on the recording 1 TEACHER: 2 STUDENT: 3 4 TEACHER: STUDENT: 5 6 7 8 TEACHER: STUDENT: TEACHER: STUDENT: 9 TEACHER: 10 STUDENT: Right. Ehm, we going to read this story. What can be so interesting about it?

5 Slide 4 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 Nasreen: Teacher: Nasreen: Emran: Nasreen: Teacher: Nasreen: Emran: Teacher: that’s abuse you can’t do that can’t do that (2) what erm what about having an affair? ) the man or the woman? ) what I’m asking you is is it for just men or for women? ) what about work then? In total this segment is approximately 9–10 minutes (of a 60 minute lesson). There is constant interweaving between different ‘modes’ of language (talk, writing, reading, listening) and literacy activities, involving a variety of multimodal material use.

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