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dc.contributor.authorKirkness, A
dc.contributor.authorNeill, L
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-05T00:03:55Z
dc.date.available2011-09-05T00:03:55Z
dc.date.copyright2009-10
dc.date.issued2011-09-05
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, vol.8(2), pp.4 - 16
dc.identifier.issn1473-8376
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/1980
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the language demands of a textbook chapter and a journal article from the course readings for first-year students in a hospitality degree. The classroom teacher and an academic developer compared the language demands of the two texts using the “Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy” (Tertiary Education Commission [TEC], 2008), a framework of steps in literacy development, and explored vocabulary frequency using the “Web Vocabprofile” (Cobb, n.d.). This paper presents the results of the study and compares the teacher’s criteria for selecting reading materials with the students' evaluation of the materials. The process described should help university teachers make more informed decisions about their selection of readings.
dc.publisherLearning and Teaching Support Network
dc.relation.isreplacedby10292/2223
dc.relation.isreplacedbyhttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/2223
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3794/johlste.82.213
dc.rights© Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved. JoHLSTE is the peer-reviewed, international e-journal of the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Network. JoHLSTE is published twice a year in the Spring and Autumn and is freely available via this website (http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/johlste).
dc.subjectAcademic words; Textbook choice; EAL students
dc.titleChoosing texts for today's students: do they understand language?
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.3794/johlste.82.213


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