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ERIC Number: EJ1157297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
"I Feel Integrated When I Help Myself: ESOL Learners' Views and Experiences of Language Learning and Integration
Court, Jill
Language and Intercultural Communication, v17 n4 p396-421 2017
This paper describes a small-scale study conducted in England with a group of adult migrant and refugee ESOL learners. The study explores how participants conceptualised integration, and their perceptions of the relationship between learning English and integration. The findings highlight that the extent to which a person feels integrated, for example, by feeling accepted in society and in specific contexts, affects their opportunities for social interaction and improving their English language skills. Recommendations include increasing ESOL funding and provision, and measures to increase learners' self-confidence by supporting more positive identity positions for migrant and refugee learners of English both inside and outside the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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