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ERIC Number: EJ916837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Review of Doctoral Research in Second Language Acquisition in Germany (2006-2009)
Behrent, Sigrid; Doff, Sabine; Marx, Nicole; Ziegler, Gudrun
Language Teaching, v44 n2 p237-261 Feb 2011
Our overview of current dissertation work at German universities has identified four main strands of research interest within the field of second language acquisition (SLA). The 38 Ph.D. theses reviewed here were all read between 2006 and 2009 and fall into the subject areas of: foreign language (FL) teaching in primary school, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and multilingual pedagogy, language learner autonomy, and multimedia and language learning. Research methods are mostly qualitative in nature, although method and instrument triangulation are common, and studies often involve smaller research groups. The focus of study tends to be quite practical, reflecting the need to adapt teaching curriculums and learning materials to changing learning situations and populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany