Language as a medium for teaching and learning
Language as a medium for teaching and learning

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Language as a medium for teaching and learning


The following extracts are from the Study Guide which forms part of an Open University, UK, MA in Education course E841 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Worldwide and part of LING 936, 937, 938, units of programs in Applied Linguistics of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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These materials were produced and developed jointly by The Open University and Macquarie University. First published 2000, Reprinted 2001.

Copyright © The Open University and Macquarie University.

E841 Study Guide: extract from pages 155-159; Appendix: pages 173-175, transcript of extract from video sequence 11, ‘Russia’.

Special Restriction: Any use of video clips must ensure that a copyright notice is displayed: Copyright © The Open University and Macquarie University.

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