Academic Literacy for Law Students: A Content-Based Approach

Academic Literacy for Law Students: A Content-Based Approach

The first year of legal studies can be daunting. In addition, many first-year students entering university find studying in English, which is their second-language, very difficult. Studies have proved that some L2 students come to university ill-prepared to deal with the complex academic language required to access their content areas.

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  • Title: Academic Literacy for Law Students: A Content-Based Approach
  • Author/s: Marijke Potgieter and Arlys van Wyk
  • Publisher: Juta
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • ISBN: 9781485122340

The first year of legal studies can be daunting. In addition, many first-year students entering university find studying in English, which is their second-language, very difficult. Studies have proved that some L2 students come to university ill-prepared to deal with the complex academic language required to access their content areas.

Thus the aim of this book is to provide first-year, law students with practical opportunities of gaining the communicative skills needed in the academy. The text focuses on academic reading, writing, speaking and listening, with an emphasis on reading.

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