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Ashton, Karen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
What approaches are used in the multi-level language class and what influences a teacher's choice of approach? Multi-level language classes, the combining of two or more senior year levels into a single class, is a relatively recent phenomenon and one that is becoming increasingly common in New Zealand secondary schools as a consequence of a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Conway, Clare; Richards, Heather – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Reflection as a tool for the development of an intercultural dimension in language learning is mentioned to varying degrees in curriculum documents, guidelines and the literature. While there is a call for teachers to encourage language learners to engage in reflection for the development of intercultural competence (IC), studies show it can be…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Language Teachers
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East, Martin – Language Testing, 2015
Implementing assessment reform can be challenging. Proposed new assessments must be seen by stakeholders to be fit for purpose, and sometimes the perceptions of key stakeholders, such as teachers and students, may differ from the assessment developers. This article considers the recent introduction of a new high-stakes assessment of spoken…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teacher Attitudes, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Feryok, Anne; Oranje, Jo – Modern Language Journal, 2015
Intercultural language teaching and learning has increasingly been adopted in state school systems, yet studies have shown that language teachers struggle to include it in their practice. The aim of this study is to use dynamic systems theory to examine how a German as a foreign language teacher in a New Zealand secondary school adopted a project…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, German, Intercultural Programs, Secondary School Curriculum
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East, Martin – Language Learning Journal, 2014
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is an innovative learner-centred and experiential approach to modern foreign language (MFL) teaching and learning that is not without controversy in the secondary MFL classroom. This article considers one secondary-level initial teacher education programme in New Zealand in which, following school curriculum…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Teachers
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Nia, Sara Farshad; Davey, Ronnie – Research-publishing.net, 2014
In line with the needs of the 21st century learners and dramatic improvements in schools' technological infrastructures, it is expected that the integration of digital tools into language learning courses would take a quicker pace and a smoother path. However, current research indicates that although this might be the case for foreign language…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kim, Sun Hee Ok; Elder, Catherine – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2008
This paper investigates the code-switching behaviour of two native speaker teachers teaching their mother tongue--French and Korean, respectively--to predominantly English monolingual students in New Zealand secondary schools. A close analysis of these teachers' classroom discourse and their perceptions about classroom language use reveals a range…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Language Usage, Native Speakers, Code Switching (Language)