Pros And Cons By Jim Cummins

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I found the article written by Jim Cummins was very informative and interesting. Although many of the ideas she presented I agreed with, there was also a point that I'd like to argue against. I agree with the author that the differential time period required to attain peer-appropriate L2 conversational fluency as compared to meeting grade expectations in academic language proficiency(Cummins, ), which shows one aspect distinction of BICS and CALP. I will use my own experience to illustrate this. One of my secondary school classmates, who came from Korea, has lived in China for 3 years. She had a great communicative competence. However, When came into academic issues, she always showed levels of academic performance in L2 language considerably

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