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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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Svalberg, Agneta M-L. – Language Awareness, 2005
The article starts from the premise that approaches to the teaching of English can only be assessed in the particular settings where they may be used. Cultures of learning, teachers' and students' beliefs and prevailing material conditions will all have a bearing on how a particular approach is received. In the case study reported on here, four…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Grammar, Metalinguistics, Consciousness Raising
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Pohl, Jens-Uwe – Language Awareness, 1994
Discusses one teacher educator's difficulties in familiarizing Hungarian trainee teachers of English as a Second Language with tasks aimed at raising their awareness of English as a system and as a language in use. Inquiry-based language activities can pose a formidable challenge to non-native teachers' expectations and beliefs about language. (23…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Class Activities, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries