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Content - Based Instruction

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Carolina Saley

on 28 September 2013

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Transcript of Content - Based Instruction

Content - Based Instruction
It refers to an APPROACH to second language acquisition in which the process of teaching is centred around the CONTENT a student will acquire
1) People learn a second language more successfully when they use the language as a means of acquiring information

2) It better reflects learners` needs for learning a second language
Theory of language

Language is text and Language is
discourse based purposeful

Language use draws on
integrated skills
Theory of learning

Traditional approaches

Language is the primary
focus in the


Content is the key
point in the
Achievement of content course objectives is considered necessary evidence that language objectives have been achieved as well
It is derived from the content area
Mainly, it is based on interesting topics from a social perspective

They become authonomus
Support other people in the
Producers of content
Interpreters of input

Teacher`s role
Elicit the knowledge from the students.
They must be knowledgeable in the subject matter
Create truly learner centered classes
CBI has been very used since 1980
It offers unlimited opportunities to teachers and learners
Students learn contents through the target language
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