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Sanchez, Hugo Santiago – Language Awareness, 2014
Recent developments in language teacher cognition research highlight the need to explore subject matter knowledge in relation to classroom practice. This study examines the impact of two foreign language teachers' knowledge about grammar upon their pedagogical decisions. The primary database consisted of classroom observations and post-lesson…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Svalberg, Agneta Marie-Louise – Language Awareness, 2012
This study explored some MA students' perceptions of a Grammar Awareness course for language teachers. The aim was to understand how group tasks might help students build Grammar Awareness. Two cohorts of students were surveyed and interviewed. In this paper, the survey responses are discussed in some depth. While the first cohort was left to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Conflict, Beginning Teachers, English (Second Language)
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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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Lyster, Roy; Collins, Laura; Ballinger, Susan – Language Awareness, 2009
The present study was carried out in French immersion classrooms in an urban Quebec school board that is increasingly characterised by the heterogeneity of its French-dominant, English-dominant, and French/English bilingual student population. The study explored the extent to which a bilingual read-aloud project would (1) raise teachers' awareness…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Metalinguistics, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Kiely, Richard – Language Awareness, 2009
This paper explores the role of language awareness (LA) in the learning experience of students on a one-year full-time master's programme in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in Britain. It shows how LA drives their general English language knowledge and academic literacy skills, and supports an appropriate learner identity…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Language Role, Learning Processes, Learning Experience
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Cots, Josep M.; Nussbaum, Luci – Language Awareness, 1999
Explores the role of language awareness in the teaching and learning of languages within the framework of educational reform in Spain. Three different types of discourse are compared: the official curriculum, teachers' views obtained in interviews, and teachers' classroom practices. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Foreign Countries