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Young, Andrea S. – Language Awareness, 2014
In France, most teachers still receive scant training in how to support plurilingual children in their learning of and through the language of instruction. In the absence of relevant, in-depth knowledge about language, we believe that many teachers are practising language policies based on beliefs rooted in ideologies unsupported by research…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Language of Instruction
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Sangster, Pauline; Anderson, Charles; O'Hara, Paul – Language Awareness, 2013
Previous research into student teachers' knowledge about language concluded that overall the picture was fairly bleak. Such research focused on the knowledge about language that the student teachers possessed when they moved from secondary school education into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. However, few studies have investigated the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Metalinguistics, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Llurda, Enric; Huguet, Angel – Language Awareness, 2003
The characteristics and particular problems faced by non-native speaking (NNS) teachers of foreign languages are being increasingly addressed. NNSs currently constitute the majority of language teachers in the world, but they have different needs and concerns from native speakers (NSs). Research is being conducted to uncover these needs and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Conditions