dc.contributor.author Kirkness, A
dc.contributor.author Neill, L
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-05T00:03:55Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-05T00:03:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2009-10
dc.date.issued 2011-09-05
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, vol.8(2), pp.4 - 16
dc.identifier.issn 1473-8376
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10292/1980
dc.description.abstract This 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.publisher AUT University
dc.publisher Learning and Teaching Support Network
dc.relation.isreplacedby 10292/2223
dc.relation.isreplacedby http://hdl.handle.net/10292/2223
dc.relation.uri http://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.subject Academic words; Textbook choice; EAL students
dc.title Choosing texts for today's students: do they understand language?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.rights.accessrights OpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi 10.3794/johlste.82.213

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