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ERIC Number: EJ789267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
Right on Target? Rethinking the Concept of the TL Group in a Canadian Hebrew Language Class
Feuer, Avital
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v20 n3 p181-194 2007
A qualitative, ethnographic investigation of a Canadian, undergraduate, advanced Hebrew course composed of heritage language learners of diverse backgrounds examined the fluctuating notion of the target language (TL) community in second language teaching. Data collection techniques of participant observation, in-depth, semi-structured focus group and individual interviews of ten students and the professor found surprising student language learning motivations that conflicted with the assumptions of the researcher and professor. Student motivations and learning goals related to their desire to integrate into particular social sub-groups in their Jewish Canadian community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada