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New Technologies, New Literacies: Focus Discipline Research and ESL Learning Communities

Language Learning & Technology Volume 4, Number 2, ISSN 1094-3501


Describes a study of a content-based instructional model that engages high intermediate English-as-a-Second-Language students in sustained content study within collaborative learning communities and uses information technology resources to hone linguistic, academic, socioaffective, and metacognitive skills through an activity called focus discipline research. (Author/VWL)


Kasper, L. (2000). New Technologies, New Literacies: Focus Discipline Research and ESL Learning Communities. Language Learning & Technology, 4(2), 105-128. Retrieved January 17, 2019 from .

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