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2. Is oral language the problem?

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin



  • If your initial investigations suggest that a learner can decode texts but is having difficulty understanding what they “read”, the first thing to check is their oral language.
  • In many cases these adults will be English learners, so you will already be working with them to develop their vocabulary and their knowledge of how English works. The tools and materials that English Language Partners provide on-line are particularly helpful. They can be found at www.englishlanguage.org.nz.
  • In other cases adults, whose first language is English, will have a limited vocabulary and will only be familiar with a narrow range of text forms and features.


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