Non-traditional students in Higher Education: English as an additional language and literacies

Leung, Constant and Safford, Kimberly (2005). Non-traditional students in Higher Education: English as an additional language and literacies. In: Street, Brian ed. Literacies Across Educational Contexts: Mediating learning and teaching. Philadelphia, PA: Caslon, pp. 303–324.

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Abstract

The chapter is a case study of the links between schooling and higher education in the experiences and strategies of students learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) in monolingual English academic contexts. Drawing on interviews with and observations of students learning EAL and participating in a Higher Education Widening Participation program in the United Kingdom, the authors analyse the challenges and demands of acquiring and using academic literacies in English as these learners make the transition from secondary school to university.

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