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Svalberg, Agneta M.-L.; Askham, Jim – Language Awareness, 2014
The paper investigates how a student on a master's-level teacher education course for English language teachers goes about constructing her grammar knowledge. The learner is a novice teacher with English as a foreign language. Learner diary, interview, and group interaction data were analysed thematically, revealing that she made relatively few,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Metalinguistics, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers
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Schwartz, Mila; Mor-Sommerfeld, Aura; Leikin, Mark – Language Awareness, 2010
This article examines how majority-language teachers coping with additive education view their roles in a bilingual framework, how they perceive issues of culture and language in young bilingual children, and how they understand the term "bilingual education" in an L2 non-additive context. The study has been conducted in the context of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Vasquez, Camilla; Reppen, Randi – Language Awareness, 2007
Reflective models of supervision have shifted the emphasis from teaching observations as primarily evaluative events to events intended to promote teachers' reflective practice. This paper presents a longitudinal action research study investigating post-observation interactions between language teachers and their supervisors in an American…
Descriptors: Action Research, Observation, Language Teachers, Reflective Teaching
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Vaughan, Elaine – Language Awareness, 2007
While interaction inside the classroom--frontstage discourse--has been a subject of study and has been considered the most significant type of discourse that teachers engage in, I propose that interaction outside the classroom--backstage discourse--is equally significant and has not thus far received as much attention as it merits. This paper is…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Aronin, Larissa; O'Laoire, Muiris – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper analyses the opinions, awareness and perceptions of trilingual or multilingual students, regarding their language teacher. Findings of a comparative study carried out in two different cultural contexts, Ireland and Israel, are discussed, where participants (435 in total) included Russian-speaking students in Israel studying English or…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis