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Click to edit Master subtitle  style  12/6/10 Academic  English Week 8, Class 3
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Today’s Agenda The Classroom Register Academic English
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Classroom Register  Differences in classroom language use from  that used in the home Turn taking Question-and-answers Role of evaluation - questions to test vs. seeking  new information Repetition of questions Expectation of eye contact with adults
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Academic English One register of English “the ability to read, write, and engage in  substantive conversations about math,  science, history and other school  subjects (AERA, 2004)” Discourse used in academic, 
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Academic Literacy Prestigious, abstract and formal Represents advanced forms of language  needed to communicate in formal situations
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What traits make this text informal? Jack Springer thinks that the government should allow people 
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