What is educational language?
Educational language refers to a type of language used in the context of educational institutions or in books. This is also referred to as a linguistic register. Educational language is characterised by a high degree of precision and abstractness. The aim is to convey information with a high level of content.
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Educational language refers to a linguistic register that is used primarily in educational contexts, but also in sophisticated texts and publications.
It has been scientifically proven that there is a connection between educational language and school success. According to the PISA study, students can internalise content much better if they have a certain basic level of educational language skills.
Colloquial or everyday language refers to the language used in everyday life, which is usually oral. Educational language, on the other hand, is mostly used to convey knowledge or skills and tends to be found in educational institutions or written publications.
Educational language is to be seen as interdisciplinary, whereas technical language is limited to a specific field of knowledge.
Educational language words are words used in educational language. One example is the term “eloquent”, which describes particularly articulate people.
Precision, abstractness and complex grammatical structures are probably the most important characteristics of educational language.
There are terms that are only used in educational language in a specific context. An example of this is “operation”, which in educational language stands for a planned action. If, on the other hand, one is talking about a medical intervention, the term “operation” does not directly belong to the language of education.
You learn educational language above all when you enter an educational language environment: It is thus always helpful to read newspapers and specialised literature or watch videos and films in which elevated language is used. Terms that are initially unfamiliar should be looked up in a dictionary and noted down if interested.