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Keynton, Janice – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This study looks at the Chinese-learning experiences of six classroom learners who continued to the end of secondary school in Victoria, Australia, through in-depth interviews. Various systemic deterrents to continued Chinese language study are identified by the participants, including: (1) the schooling journey, including transition between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Chinese, High School Students
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Kim, Sun Hee Ok – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This paper explores how learner background shapes learner performance on discourse features in writing by analysing data produced as part of the Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education project (Scarino et al., 2011) by Year 10 (mid-secondary school) students learning Korean as a foreign or heritage language. Five participants were in…
Descriptors: Syntax, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Community Schools
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Grote, Ellen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2005
Gossip has mainly been investigated as an oral discourse practice, one that serves as a mechanism to reaffirm relationships and to construct, monitor and maintain social norms and values within communities. This study investigates how a group of Aboriginal English speaking teenage girls constructed norms, values and identities in their email…
Descriptors: Social Values, Identification (Psychology), Writing (Composition), High School Students
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Oliver, Rhonda; Haig, Yvonne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2005
This study reports on teachers' attitudes towards their students' speech varieties of English. A sample of 172 primary, district high and secondary teachers in Western Australian was surveyed on their attitudes towards language variation and towards their students' use of specific English variants. The teachers were found to have generally…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Background, Teaching Experience