English Communication for International Teaching Assistants

  • Rui Ma University of the Pacific, United States

Abstract

English Communication for International Teaching Assistants is at extbook written specifically for international teaching assistants (ITAs) working in a typical U.S. undergraduate classroom. An ITA might speak fluently in English with a clear pronunciation, yet the undergraduate students in an US classroom may still have difficulty understanding him or her. High English oral proficiency does not
necessarily lead to an ITA’s communicative competence, which, according to Canale and Swain (1980), includes grammatical competence, sociolinguistic competence, and also strategic competence.

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Author Biography

Rui Ma, University of the Pacific, United States

Dr. Rui Ma has a Ph.D. degree in Second Language Education and Culture from the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently is a world language lecturer at the University of Pacific. Her research interests include language learning strategies, language pedagogy and language curriculum design.

Published
2014-04-01
How to Cite
Ma, R. (2014). English Communication for International Teaching Assistants. Journal of International Students, 4(2), 199-201. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/480
Section
Book Reviews