Content-Based Instruction: English for Child Care at Mission College
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CBI at the Community College Level: Is it Feasible?...
CBI at the Community College Level: Is it Feasible?
Content-based instruction (CBI) refers to the teaching of language through exposure to content that is interesting and relevant to learners. This content serves several purposes. First, it provides a rich context for the language classroom, allowing the teacher to present and explain specific language features. Additionally, it addresses the learners’ need for cognitively challenging input that can both facilitate language acquisition and help foster critical thinking skills.
In her contribution to the six-person panel, Marsha Chan describes on the English for Child Care program at Mission College. She joins panelists in discussing successes and challenges in implementing CBI at the community college with respect to a variety of issues, including the selection of content or discipline areas, program design, funding, and administrative concerns.
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