Academic Proficiency (Language and Content) and the Role of Strategies



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    • Stephen Krashen is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. He is the author of The Power of Reading (2004); was the 1977 Incline Bench Press champion of Venice Beach, California; and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.


This report continues the work of Krashen and Brown (2007), developing and evaluating a set of hypotheses for the development of academic proficiency. That article defined academic proficiency as having two components: academic language proficiency and knowledge of academic content.