Academic language and conceptual knowledge: The building blocks of academic success

  • Presenter: Sylvia Linan-Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Length: 60 minutes

Academic language is essential for academic success, yet many English learners are not exposed to this level of language. This presentation focuses on the use of academic discussions based on rich text to support English learners in developing academic language and conceptual knowledge. The research base for practices is provided as well as language and literacy practices that can be implemented across content areas.