Chemistry as a Second Language

by: Cara Hanes

Chemistry is a unique language in and of itself that can be difficult for students to understand. As a result, the basic curriculum approach described in this article was designed to make chemistry more accessible to students, especially those who are second-language learners. This approach incorporates multiple intelligences, the learning cycle, and specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) strategies. Through the implementation of these strategies, students learn how to write and decode chemical formulas, understand chemical reactions, and explore the concept of the mole.


High School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2004Stock # tst04_071_02_42Volume 071Issue 02

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