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Chou, Mu-hsuan – Education 3-13, 2017
Formal English language education in Taiwan now starts at Year 3 in primary school, with an emphasis on communicative proficiency. In addition to formal education, attending English cram schools after regular school has become a common phenomenon for Taiwanese students. The main purpose of gaining additional reinforcement in English cram schools…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Due, Clemence; Riggs, Damien W.; Augoustinos, Martha – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
While there is a body of research concerning the education of students with migrant or refugee backgrounds, little of this research focuses on primary school-aged children. In order to address this gap, the current paper utilises data gained from an ethnographic study to consider the challenges and opportunities associated with diverse classrooms…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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de Heer, Nathaniel; Due, Clemence; Riggs, Damien W.; Augoustinos, Martha – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2016
Educational experiences during childhood are critically important for development, but migrant children often experience unique challenges. To ameliorate these, extra training in English language--such as provided by the intensive English language programme in South Australia (IELP)--is frequently offered to children taking on English as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gunning, Pamela; White, Joanna; Busque, Christine – Language Awareness, 2016
There is considerable interest in teacher collaboration across mother tongue and second language curricula. However, cross-curricular collaboration in reading strategy instruction has seldom been investigated. We report a two-year study involving collaboration between the French first language (L1) and English second language (L2) teachers in an…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Teacher Collaboration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gagné, Nathalie; Parks, Susan – Language Learning Journal, 2016
With respect to cooperative learning, one aspect of particular interest to educators is its inclusive nature in terms of ensuring that all team members in group work are more or less equally involved in the task. Despite the inherent relevance for second language teaching, however, research is scant. To contribute to this area, the present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language)
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Harris, Kathy – Babel, 2015
Early years and primary teachers have a unique opportunity to apply their strong teaching practices, classroom management and understanding of childhood literacy development to teaching a language. This paper reports on a project from Independent Schools Queensland to increase language programs in schools by retraining classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Preschool Teachers
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Collins, Laura; White, Joanna – TESL Canada Journal, 2014
This article reports on a study examining the language practice opportunities that occurred during a range of paired and small group interactive tasks in an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) class of francophone Grade 6 students. The analysis focussed on the opportunities the tasks provided for the use of two complex and challenging…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Grade 6
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Gagne, Nathalie; Parks, Susan – Language Teaching Research, 2013
Although a number of studies have investigated classroom-based peer interaction with adults and high school students, research pertaining to children in the elementary grades is scant. Drawing on sociocultural theory, the present study investigated how children in an intensive elementary level Grade 6 class for English as a second language (ESL)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Grade 6, English (Second Language)
Joy, Rhonda; Murphy, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
This paper portrays the activity system of eight classes of Grade 6 children with special educational needs in an Intensive French as a second-language education program. Classroom norms and tools reflected a social-interactionist and social-constructivist approach with scaffolding, social interaction, multiple modes of representing, holistic,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Needs, Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2005
Through research and classroom observation undertaken while conceptualizing and implementing the Intensive French program in Canada, many new insights were gained into the development of communication skills in a classroom situation. Five lessons learned about the development of spontaneous oral communication are presented in this article: the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Observation, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries