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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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Delahunty, Janine; O'Shea, Sarah – Language and Education, 2019
'Student success' is a key driver in higher education policy and funding. Institutions often adopt a particular lens of success, emphasising 'retention and completion', 'high grades', 'employability after graduation' discourses, which place high value on human capital or fiscal outcomes. We explored how students themselves articulated notions of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Human Capital
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Jiang, Anne Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Language and Education, 2019
To promote English learning is an alleged benefit of implementing English-medium-instruction (EMI). However, English learning is supposed to occur incidentally in most EMI contexts. From the linguistic-ecological perspective, incidental language learning is premised on two conditions: linguistic inputs are perceived by learners as affordances,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Mills, Kathy A. – Language and Education, 2019
While humour and laughter create conditions that are conducive for learning, different forms of children's humour have been given little attention in research on digital media, literacy learning, and multimodal design. Applying a Bakhtinian lens, we analyse carnivalesque videos created by elementary students as part of the formal curriculum. We…
Descriptors: Humor, Films, Learning Processes, Literacy
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Briceño, Allison; Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia; Muñoz-Muñoz, Eduardo – Language and Education, 2018
This qualitative study explored Spanish-speaking teacher credential students' beliefs about academic language that might promote or inhibit their decision to become bilingual teachers. Data includes interviews with 11 bilingual teacher candidates who were heritage Spanish speakers. Findings show that most were only aware of English-only…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Spanish Speaking, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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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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Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Polat, Nihat – Language and Education, 2018
This quasi-experimental study explores changes in preservice teachers' reported self-efficacy and knowledge of instructional strategies in supporting English language learners (ELLs) after participating in an electronic pen-pal project. Seventy-four preservice teachers (experimental = 35; control = 39) participated in this study. The intervention…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dagenais, Diane; Toohey, Kelleen; Bennett Fox, Alexa; Singh, Angelpreet – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, we explain how recent research on multilingualism, multilingual education, and multimodality informs our thinking about the use of "ScribJab," a multilingual iPad application and website ("ScribJab.com"), which enables users to compose, illustrate, and narrate stories in two languages. Drawing on excerpts from…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Handheld Devices, Web Sites, Writing (Composition)
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Language and Education, 2017
The data featured in this article were gathered during a classroom-based research project with Grade 2 (six- and seven-year-old) children. The overall purposes of the study included exploration of how the development of young children's understanding of elements of visual art and design would affect their comprehension, interpretation, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Picture Books, Classroom Research, Elementary School Students
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Sharples, Robert – Language and Education, 2017
Increasing rates of migration to the global West are focusing attention on the experiences of young migrants in schools. Too often, these young people are identified in terms of linguistic deficiency but this obscures the skills, experiences and expectations of formal education that they have developed before or during their migration. This…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Self Concept, Learning Experience, Case Studies
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Wang, Xiqiao – Language and Education, 2017
The study is situated in a bridge writing course that serves multilingual international students during their first year in college. Based on interviews with 36 Chinese international students and detailed tracing of one focal student's literacy activities, this study examines the social production of a translocal literacy learning space that spans…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Writing Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Braden, Sarah; Wassell, Beth A.; Scantlebury, Kathryn; Grover, Alex – Language and Education, 2016
Increases in the number of English language learner (ELL) students in the United States has led to a significant need for research that explores teaching and learning for ELL students in science and other content-area classrooms. This qualitative study investigated middle-school ELL students' (N = 12) beliefs and practices surrounding science…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, English Language Learners
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Fielding, Ruth – Language and Education, 2016
Research involving the plurilingualism of young people has begun to focus upon how we must re-conceptualise language learning to acknowledge the language resources of children with plurilingual experiences. This is particularly important in countries like Australia with a traditionally monolingual mindset embedded in policy, education, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Use Studies, Multilingualism
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French, Mei – Language and Education, 2016
In the context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in Australian schools, it is important to consider the value of students' multilingual resources for learning. This paper reports on an ethnographic case study conducted in an Australian metropolitan secondary school where the student body represented more than 40 cultures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multilingual Materials, Educational Policy
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