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ISRN Education
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 728153, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/728153
Research Article

Strategic Use of English to Study Science: A Perspective from Communities of Practice

RCSI Bahrain, P.O. Box 15503, 228 Adliya, Bahrain

Received 19 November 2013; Accepted 22 December 2013; Published 4 February 2014

Academic Editors: F. Jimenez and G. Olive

Copyright © 2014 Aneta Hayes and Nazia Al-Amri. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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