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Conversational and Academic Language Development

Conversational and Academic Language Development

WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT HELP?

The dual goal of the SIOP Model is to develop students’ content knowledge and academic language at the same time. Academic language represents the range of language used in academic settings, including elementary and secondary schools. Let’s hear from Dr. Jim Cummins about the important distinction between social/conversational language and academic language, and why educators need to know the difference.

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