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Coelho, Daniela; Andrade, Ana Isabel; Portugal, Gabriela – Language Awareness, 2018
This article reports a study which examined the effects of an "Awakening to Languages" (AtL) programme on preschool children's language abilities. This programme aimed at exposing children to language and cultural diversity as well as promoting positive attitudes towards different languages and cultures amongst children. However,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Metalinguistics, Communication Skills, Syntax
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Lourenço, Mónica; Andrade, Ana Isabel – Language Awareness, 2014
This article aims at evaluating and understanding the effects of an awakening to languages (AtL) programme, carried out with a group of 21 Portuguese children aged three to six, in the development of phonological awareness (PA). Using mixed-methods research, data was gathered from video recordings of seven AtL sessions and PA tests for an…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Literacy, Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics
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Oliveira, Ana Luisa; Anca, Maria Helena – Language Awareness, 2009
When considering the extent to which plurilingualism nowadays shapes "every facet of human life" (Aronin & Singleton, 2008, p. 8), especially within European member states, one understands the reason why individual plurilingualism has become a benchmark in education, raising concerns in improving the quality of communication among…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Role