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Putjata, Galina – Language and Education, 2019
Immigrant teachers -- although discussed in different disciplines and from different perspectives, their potential to transform the educational approach towards multilingualism remains unknown. The present paper addresses this lacuna by focusing on language beliefs in one specific group: new immigrant teachers. Arriving as professionals and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda; Forbes, Karen; Liu, Yongcan – Language and Education, 2019
Analysis of progression in spoken English by newcomer migrant-background learners has traditionally oscillated between formal assessment of oral proficiency and ethnographic description of naturally occurring peer discourse. This paper reports on data gathered from a longitudinal study of newly arrived students with English as an additional…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Su, Wei – Language and Education, 2019
Previous studies comparing native English speaking (NES) and non-native English speaking teachers have stressed how each group can contribute their respective language advantages to language teaching and assessment. However, in an interpreting classroom where both groups know each other's native language, little is known about the different…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Chinese, English (Second Language)
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Flynn, Naomi; Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language and Education, 2018
This article examines the relationship between policy and practice for the teaching of children with English as an additional language (EAL) in English schools. It contributes original insights into how teachers are supported or restricted in developing the nuances of pedagogy needed for children new to English. The reported research took place…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants
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Tarnanen, Mirja; Palviainen, Åsa – Language and Education, 2018
As policy agents, teachers are involved in representing and reproducing language education policies in their talk, practices and classroom interaction. Contemporary Finland and its education system are experiencing times of change from the increased globalisation and dynamic flows of migration. This has affected the most recent Finnish curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Multilingualism, Educational Policy
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Anderson, Jim; Chung, Yu-Chiao; Macleroy, Vicky – Language and Education, 2018
This article presents findings from the global literacy project, Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling (MDST), which provides a means of nurturing and reflecting multiliteracies in practice. It recognises the power of storytelling and the space stories offer both for self-representation and for engaging with otherness. It draws…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling, Multilingualism
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
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Hu, Jingjing; Gao, Xuesong – Language and Education, 2018
This study explored the processes of utilization of resources in secondary students' self-regulated strategic writing for academic studies in an English as medium of instruction context in Hong Kong. Drawing on multiple data sources collected through the observation of lessons, stimulated recall and semi-structured interviews, the study examined…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Writing Strategies, Underachievement, Second Language Learning
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Reynolds, Barry Lee; Yu, Melissa H. – Language and Education, 2018
Internationalisation policies introducing English as a lingua franca (ELF) have been initiated by the Taiwan Ministry of Education and executed from a top-down level without taking into consideration the competence and needs of administrative staff. This article begins by describing the ideology of ELF within the macro context of Taiwanese…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Schissel, Jamie L.; Leung, Constant; López-Gopar, Mario; Davis, James R. – Language and Education, 2018
The assessments designed for and analyzed in this study used a task-based language design template rooted in theories of language reflecting heteroglossic language practices and funds of knowledge learning theories, which were understood as transforming classroom teaching, learning, and assessment through continua of biliteracy lenses. Using a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Spanish, Task Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Solin, Anna; Hynninen, Niina – Language and Education, 2018
This paper concerns the regulation of second language research writing, particularly from the point of view of how English language writing is managed and intervened in. We approach the topic through a case study conducted at a computer science department in a large Nordic university. Drawing on interviews with researchers and administrative staff…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Academic Discourse
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Gorter, Durk; Cenoz, Jasone – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, we establish direct links between language policy on the one hand and assessment in multilingual contexts on the other hand. We illustrate the bi-directional relationship with the examples of the USA, Canada, and the Basque Country. That comparison is placed in the context of the changing views about the use of languages in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Language Planning, Correlation
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Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana – Language and Education, 2017
Access to digital technology in the classroom enables the composition and organization of ideas on screen with a variety of semiotic systems of different modes and media. This study explores patterns of communication and preference of design in digital meaning-making of twelve 7-8 years old students. Meanings were shaped in complex uses and…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Elementary School Students, Information Technology, Cultural Influences
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Turner, Marianne; Cross, Russell – Language and Education, 2016
In this article we introduce the special issue: Language(s) across the curriculum in Australian schools. The special issue includes a focus on English as an additional language in mainstream classes, Indigenous education, heritage languages and foreign languages, and we give background to these different--though frequently overlapping--contexts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hancock, Andy – Language and Education, 2016
This article draws on research carried out in a Chinese complementary school in Scotland. The research focused on children's experience of learning to read Chinese and on the strategies that they used to support their learning. Here, I provide an account of one particular aspect of this research, namely the creation of a dialogic space for…
Descriptors: Chinese, Community Schools, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries
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