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Swierzbin, Bonnie; Reimer, Julia – Language Awareness, 2019
This mixed-methods study uses concept maps to investigate the effects of an English pedagogical grammar course on the beliefs of teachers-in-training (n = 40) enrolled over a 2-year period at a private university in the U.S. Midwest. The course takes a functional approach to grammar based on systemic-functional linguistics and is typically the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Linguistics, Grammar, Concept Mapping
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Padilla, Lillie Vivian; Vana, Rosti – Language Awareness, 2019
This study presents a critical discourse analysis of underlying language ideologies derived from L2 Spanish textbooks. Although previous research has tended to focus on ideologies contained in Spanish heritage language textbooks, in the present analysis, we expand this narrow scope by focusing on L2 Spanish textbooks, specifically…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Textbooks
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Putjata, Galina – Language Awareness, 2018
Normative-theoretical discourse in pedagogy calls for transformation in educational approaches towards multilingualism. The key question in multilingual education remains: Can language ideologies be transformed? The present paper investigates how the field of language awareness can contribute to this process and what practical changes and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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van den Broek, Ellen W. R.; Oolbekkink-Marchand, Helma W.; Unsworth, Sharon; van Kemenade, Ans M. C.; Meijer, Paulien C. – Language Awareness, 2018
This study presents an in-depth inquiry into teachers' beliefs about a language awareness approach to secondary school foreign language education. The study aims to deepen our insight into (the differences in) teachers' beliefs about language awareness and facilitate the discussion about including language awareness in foreign language curricula.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Grant, Lynn E.; Nguyen, Thi Hang – Language Awareness, 2017
This study examines the under-explored phenomenon in Vietnamese tertiary settings of code-switching practised by EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers in classroom instruction, as well as their awareness of this practice. Among the foreign languages taught and learned in Vietnamese universities, English is the most popular. The research…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Vietnamese People, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods
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Otwinowska, Agnieszka – Language Awareness, 2017
The training of language teachers still follows traditional models of teachers' competences and awareness, focusing solely on the target language. Such models are incompatible with multilingual pedagogy, whereby languages are not taught in isolation, and learners' background languages are activated to enhance the process. When teaching…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics
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Scarvaglieri, Claudio – Language Awareness, 2017
The article introduces "Educational Landscaping" (EL) as a measure of qualification in educational institutions to support the development of teachers' language awareness (LA). In EL, participating teachers are invited to investigate, analyse and, if necessary, adapt the linguistic landscape of their educational institution. The article…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Metalinguistics, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Roothooft, Hanne; Breeze, Ruth – Language Awareness, 2016
A relatively small number of studies on beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF) have uncovered a mismatch between teachers' and students' attitudes which is potentially harmful to the language learning process, not only because students may become demotivated when their expectations are not met, but also because teachers appear to be reluctant…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Oral Language
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Fajardo, Guadalupe Ruiz; Torres-Guzmán, María E. – Language Awareness, 2016
This study looks at a case study research on a language awareness workshop in a New York public school with a dual language (Spanish/English) program. A learner-centred lesson, taught in Spanish, focused on basic personal information exchanges for in-service teachers who taught only in English and who had some limited knowledge of Spanish. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Workshops, Spanish
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Watson, Annabel Mary – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper reports on an investigation of L1 English teachers' conceptual and evaluative beliefs about teaching grammar, one strand of a larger Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded investigation into the impact of contextualised grammar teaching [RES-062-23-0775]. Thirty-one teachers in English secondary schools were interviewed…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Native Language, Grammar
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Bahous, Rima N.; Nabhani, Mona Baroud; Bacha, Nahla Nola – Language Awareness, 2014
Research has shown that code-switching (CS) between languages in spoken discourse is prevalent in multilingual contexts and is used for many purposes. More recently, it has become the subject of much concern in academic contexts in negatively affecting students' language use and learning. However, while the concern has been increasing, no rigorous…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Multilingualism
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Zhou, Ally A.; Busch, Michael; Cumming, Alister – Language Awareness, 2014
Recent research has identified certain goals of adult second language (L2) learners and their teachers for writing instruction in English as a second language (ESL), yet questions remain as to whether students' and teachers' goals correspond in ways that achieve instructional objectives and facilitate L2 development. The present study compared L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Language Awareness, 2014
Internationalisation has brought about remarkable changes at universities all over the world. In the case of the University of the Basque Country (Spain) this is reflected in the increasing presence of English-medium instruction. This paper examines two issues: the university community's perception of (1) the term "international…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, Language Role
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White, Joanna L.; Horst, Marlise – Language Awareness, 2012
This study is part of a larger investigation of the usefulness of instruction designed to raise cross-linguistic awareness in young Francophone learners of English in Quebec. In the research reported here, the focus is on cognates. Since previous research shows that learners typically fail to recognise many helpful similarities between words in a…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Metalinguistics, Native Speakers, French
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