Transferring ESL skills to the business world
from By: Douglas Magrath
Students need to transfer their ESL skills to their academic subjects or careers. A 2012 study indicates that being involved as a student in an L2 classroom does not automatically lead to motivation to transfer L2 beyond that classroom. The instructor needs to keep ESL exercises interesting and relevant to the business classes the students will take. A mismatch between the language-learning activities and the academic material would mean students are just working through structured exercises. Such activity is not beneficial since the students may just store the forms away in memory and not really acquire the material.
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