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Roy, Sylvie; Schafer, Paul-Christophe – Language and Education, 2015
This paper looks at reading in French immersion and how learning French is seen more as a skill rather than a social practice that could be examined through a more critical lens. Most of the teachers often teach students how to read but rarely will they discuss the role of French in Canadian society and how this is manifested in the texts they…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning
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Kim, Yong-Ho; Kellogg, David – Language and Education, 2015
Researchers into moral education, and ethics educators too, often find themselves between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, we wish to know what the child will do beyond the narrow range of communicative functions carried out in a classroom, and to do this, we employ purely hypothetical problems, that is, problems that from the child's…
Descriptors: Ethics, Thinking Skills, Moral Development, Grammar
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Gierlinger, Erwin – Language and Education, 2015
Classroom code switching in foreign language teaching is still a controversial issue whose status as a tool of both despair and desire continues to be hotly debated. As the teaching of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is, by definition, concerned with the learning of a foreign language, one would expect the value of code switching…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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Gilliland, Betsy – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers' understandings of second language learning influence their practices in the classroom. This paper analyzes interview and classroom data collected during a year-long ethnographic study of two high school English language development classes to identify (1) what the teachers understood about second language (L2) development and L2 academic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism
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Palviainen, Åsa; Mård-Miettinen, Karita – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers have an agentive role as they interpret, evaluate and develop language policies and practices. In the current study we interviewed a bilingual pre-school teacher in Finland during the first year of implementing a new way of working bilingually with a class of monolingual children. Applying nexus analysis, we explored the teacher…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Aalto, Eija; Tarnanen, Mirja – Language and Education, 2015
The article examines student teachers' pedagogical language knowledge. The analysis is based on data from an applied task in which Finnish student teachers (n = 221) of 16 school subjects assessed second language (SL) learners' writing skills. First, we briefly discuss subject teachers' role in language and literacy teaching in the multilingual…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Multilingualism
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Lee, Cynthia – Language and Education, 2015
Adopting a case study approach with multiple data sources, this paper explores the ways in which rapport is built, and its impact on the learning process based on five successive writing support consultations between a native English-speaking (NES) tutor and her second language (L2) tutee in a Hong Kong university. With reference to the prepared…
Descriptors: Tutors, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Wu, Ming-Hsuan; Lee, Kathy; Leung, Genevieve – Language and Education, 2014
This paper investigates Mandarin learning experiences of Chinese American teenagers from working-class families. Drawing on a subset of data from a larger ethnographic study, we focus on 14 middle schoolers who studied Mandarin as a heritage language at a socially engaging school with Mandarin as part of its official curriculum. The data highlight…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Heritage Education
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Zhang, Fengjuan; Zhan, Ju – Language and Education, 2014
This study explores the knowledge base of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) working in the Canadian English as a second language (ESL) context. By examining NNESTs' experiences in seeking employment and teaching ESL in Canada, and investigating ESL program administrators' perceptions and hiring practices in relation to NNESTs, it…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Lo, Yuen Yi – Language and Education, 2014
Content-based instruction (CBI) adopts a second language (L2) as the medium of instruction for some or all academic subjects to facilitate L2 learning. There seem however, no uniform policies concerning which academic subjects should be taught in L2, in case only some subjects are involved. Conventional wisdom tends to favour Humanities subjects…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Wei, Li – Language and Education, 2014
Global migration has had significant impact on the traditional configuration of the classroom role set. The language teacher may be teaching a group of learners with highly mixed interests, abilities, learning histories and exposures to the target language, while the language learner may be confronted with so many different models of the target…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Diversity
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Roiha, Anssi Sakari – Language and Education, 2014
The present study investigates differentiation in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in Finland and addresses the issue of how to support the pupils with special needs in it. Specifically, this combination of a qualitative case study and quantitative survey examines (1) primary teachers' perceptions of differentiation, (2) the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Toh, Glenn – Language and Education, 2014
This article examines issues pertaining to content instruction in English in a Japanese higher education institution. It notes that Japan's economic success in the latter part of the twentieth century was achieved with Japanese as the medium of instruction and observes that in terms of ideology and cultural politics at least, there are inherent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lo-Philip, Stephanie Wingyan – Language and Education, 2014
Although there has been research on literacy as a sociocultural practice, L2 literacy researchers have yet to incorporate and consider how the material characteristics of a writing system interact with sociocultural factors in shaping literacy practices. Drawing on conceptions of literacy as a sociocultural practice, psycholinguistic and…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Literacy, Second Language Learning, Psycholinguistics
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Mu, Guanglun Michael – Language and Education, 2014
The benefits of learning and retaining heritage languages are well documented in the literature. Chinese heritage language learners' commitment to their heritage language learning has gained significant research ground in social psychological and post-structural schools, with empirical evidence predominantly emerging from the North American…
Descriptors: Chinese, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Language Proficiency
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