Journal article

Fusing pedagogic horizons: Language and content teaching in the mainstream

S Arkoudis

Linguistics and Education | Published : 2005


One of the central concerns of English as a Second Language (ESL) education within many English-speaking countries has been the relationship between content and language teaching. In Victoria, a state of Australia, the educational policy of mainstreaming ESL is presented as a means of catering to the language learning needs of ESL students within mainstream subject contexts through the integration of the language and content curriculum. In such policy, the relationship between language and content is constructed as unproblematic and uncontested. This paper analyses, using appraisal theory [Martin, J. R. (2000). Beyond exchange: Appraisal systems in English. In S. Hunston, & S. Thompson (Eds...

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