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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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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
Briere, Eugene J.; Brown, Richard H. – 1971
This paper describes the activities to develop norms for the interpretation of tests designed to indicate proficiency in English for Amerindian children attending grades 3 through 6 in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' schools. The objectives of the test battery are described. The first is to identify the Amerindian child who needs special training in…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Educational Diagnosis
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Trafford, John – British Journal of Language Teaching, 1988
Describes an intensive "French Day," featuring six French lessons which served to heighten and increase elementary school students' interest in and knowledge of the language. (CB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, French, Intensive Language Courses
Haukebo, Gerhard K. – Foreign Lang Ann, 1969
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Elementary School Students, Intensive Language Courses, Modern Languages
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Lightbown, Patsy M.; Spada, Nina – TESOL Quarterly, 1994
This article describes the context and conditions of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs in Quebec's French-language schools and reports on several studies of the intensive ESL classes used in some elementary schools. Research on these programs demonstrates their effectiveness in fostering English language skills and positive attitudes…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Lightbown, Patsy M.; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Describes a school in Quebec, in which students enrolled in an intensive English-as-a-Second-Language program (ESL) use English in a variety of communicative interactions inside and outside the ESL classroom. Assessment of students' performance indicates that they achieve higher levels of English than comparable students in other intensive ESL…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries