The Life and Work of Richard E. McDorman
Saturday April 29th 2017

‘African-American English (AAE)’ Archives

Understanding African-American English (AAE): A Framework for Course Development

Modern methods of second language instruction, such as communicative language teaching (CLT) and task-based language learning (TBLL), emphasize the importance of interaction in the second language acquisition and learning process and focus on the development of real-world language skills and the learner’s ability to use language in authentic, [...]

Richard McDorman on the use of African American English (AAE) in the public schools

Richard McDorman on the use of African American English (AAE) in the public schools: I believe that optimal learning outcomes can only be reached by explicitly acknowledging the distinctiveness and validity of both AAE and Standard English (SE). A primary goal of our schools should be the encouragement of full bidialectalism, which cannot be [...]