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ERIC Number: EJ1178605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
Continuity in Foreign Language Education in Australia: The Language Bonus Plan
Caruso, Marinella; Brown, Josh
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v40 n3 p280-310 2017
This article discusses the validity of the bonus for languages other than English (known as the Language Bonus) established in Australia to boost participation in language education. In subjecting this incentive plan to empirical investigation, we not only address a gap in the literature, but also continue the discussion on how to ensure that the efforts made by governments, schools, education agencies and teachers to support language study in schooling can have long-term success. Using data from a large-scale investigation, we consider the significance of the Language Bonus in influencing students' decisions to study a language at school and at university. While this paper has a local focus--an English-speaking country in which language study is not compulsory--it engages with questions from the broader agenda of providing incentives for learning languages. It will be relevant especially for language policy in English speaking countries.
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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: Australia
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