Proceedings of the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)

Improving Language Skills in the Teaching of Content Courses

Authors
A. Dzo'ul Milal
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A. Dzo'ul Milal
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.7How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Teaching and learning strategies; skill and content courses; conceptual knowledge; language ability
Abstract
Divergent characteristics of subjects require different strategies of teaching and learning. Learning skill subjects such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing requires the learners to do more practical activities because the objective is to acquire language ability, whereas that of content subjects like Linguistics, Pragmatics, and Discourse Analysis demands that students do the activity of reading and understanding texts more because the goal is to get knowledge and understanding of the concepts. In so far as the students need both language ability and conceptual knowledge, teachers should design and implement comprehensive strategies by which students obtain not only knowledge about the concepts but also skill or ability in using the target language. This paper tries to describe and discuss such a strategy by which both targets are achieved.
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Proceedings
International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2017
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978-94-6252-441-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.7How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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