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ERIC Number: EJ1129124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Investigating Reciprocal Meaning-Making as an Element of Intercultural Language Learning in the Languages Classroom
Skene, Catherine
Babel, v48 n2-3 p48-58 2013
The "Australian Curriculum: Languages" is based on an intercultural orientation to the teaching and learning of languages. Reciprocal meaning-making, or interpreting self in relation to others as language users, is a key element in an intercultural orientation. The concept of reciprocating is embedded in the language-specific curricula currently being developed. It is therefore worthwhile exploring how this concept can be realised in practice. In this article I report on classroom-based research I undertook in which teachers explored the concept of reciprocating in their teaching and students' learning of French language. I discuss the findings of this study and conclude with a discussion of the value of the concept as a dimension of intercultural language teaching and learning.
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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