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ERIC Number: EJ1064952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May-29
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: EISSN-2191-5059
Literacy Education for Low-Educated Second Language Learning Adults in Multilingual Contexts: The Case of Luxembourg
Choi, Jinyoung; Ziegler, Gudrun
Multilingual Education, v5 Article 4 May 2015
Mastery of literacy skills in the language(s) of the host country is considered a key element for the successful integration of immigrants. The current paper focuses on possibly one of the most challenging aspects of the issues of linguistic integration of immigrants, i.e., literacy acquisition by "low-literate" adult immigrants in a "multilingual" environment such as Luxembourg. It documents Luxembourg's current state of literacy education policies and practices with regard to low-literate adult L2 learners. Also, it contains a participatory observation on a French literacy course in Luxembourg in order to look into the actual implementation and effectiveness of such courses in more detail. In doing so, we look into the relevant policies and practices of two other multilingual countries, i.e., Canada and Belgium, in order to situate the present practices of Luxembourg within larger contexts and provide insights into how to promote better policy and education options for low-literate adult immigrants in Luxembourg.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Canada; Luxembourg