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ERIC Number: EJ1149875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Modern Foreign Language Teachers--Don't Leave Those Kids Alone! Linguistic-Cultural "Give and Take" in an Ad-Hoc Tutoring Scheme
Leroy, Norah
International Review of Education, v63 n4 p561-582 Aug 2017
This paper addresses the theme of social inclusion through language learning. The focus is on an ad-hoc tutoring scheme set up between newly arrived British migrant pupils and French monolingual pupils in a small secondary school in the south-west of France. Though the original objective of this tutoring scheme was to improve the English skills of the younger pupils, feedback reports indicated that it also had a positive impact on the relationship between the British migrant pupils and their French peers. Teachers believed that those involved participated more fully in class, and appeared more self-assured and generally happy thanks to the interpersonal relationships this scheme helped to forge. This study demonstrates the necessity of analysing the socio-cultural context migrants may find themselves in, in order to identify potential challenges. The ad-hoc tutoring scheme described here is an example of how language learning can support the integration and inclusion of "new generation" migrants into everyday school life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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