Academic language is the kind of language used in college classrooms, lectures, textbooks, and tests. Academic language is different from the everyday spoken language of social interaction.
The A.L.A.D.I.N. program
ALADIN (Academic Language: Assessment and Development of Individual Needs) is a research-based assessment and curriculum. The program was developed to assess and address the college-level academic language needs of students. (more...)
Success in the classroom
The ALADIN assessments and curricula are successfully used in high schools, community colleges, universities, and outreach programs across the United States. Students are very positive about the courses and have made good progress in language development at all sites where the program has been fully implemented. The program was developed and is being disseminated with funding from FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education), U.S. Department of Education.
News, January 2004
"Before, I'd see a long word I didn't recognize I would simply skip the word, but now I actually look up the word and find the meaning." -- ALADIN student
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