DETERMINANTS OF STUDENTS’ COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES IN SCIENCE CLASSES

Abstract

This study is addressed to the science teachers as they play a big part in the acquisition of the target language (L2) which is English. In as much as the Ministry of Education in Bahrain believes that for their students to maximize learning and in the end to compete globally and boost their economy, they have to make some reforms in the teaching of languages like English and Arabic not to discount the importance of content subjects like Science and Mathematics. Certainly, there is the need for an advanced knowledge in technology which will make everything possible in all areas of discipline. English teachers should coordinate with Science teachers so that the latter may be helped in the learning of the contents they teach in Science. This just proves that content subject teachers are so vital in the acquisition of the English language.

Keywords: Communication Strategies; Content Classes; Content-Based instruction; Language Acquisition; Comprehensible Input Strategies, Students’ Written Output


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