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Hell, Anna; Sauro, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2021
The use of digital technology in the subject of Swedish as a second language (SSL) has increased in recent years. Schools in Sweden have received many newly arrived students due to the migration situation prevailing in contemporary European society. This article shares the findings of a study carried out on six SSL teachers' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Elo, Janne; Pörn, Michaela – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2021
In tandem learning, a model for two-way language learning originally developed for non-formal education, language is learned through interaction between two native speakers with different first languages learning each other's languages in cooperation. A high level of authentic learning characterises this model. The original tandem learning model…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Authentic Learning, Second Language Learning, Curriculum Implementation
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Mickwitz, Åsa; Lehtonen, Heini; Cvetanovic, Dragana; Toom, Auli – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
A great deal of effort has been made in recent years to promote multilingual values in academia and society. This was one reason why the University of Helsinki introduced the Bilingual Bachelor's programme (TvEx) in 2010 to guarantee a sufficient number of bilingual professionals in Finnish society. The aim of this study is to explore students'…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Expertise, Language Usage, Foreign Countries
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Öbrink Hobzová, Milena – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Sweden has been the target country for migrants and refugees for many decades now. One important tool for the integration of newcomers is the language classes called 'Svenska för invandrare' (Swedish for Immigrants). The aim of this article is to answer how Swedish for Immigrants has developed to respond to changes in attitudes to integration and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Refugees
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Colliander, Helena; Fejes, Andreas – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
Despite previous critical studies on the method, Suggestopedia has re-emerged as a popular method for second language teaching and learning in Sweden. In this article, we focus on what characterises Suggestopedia teaching in Swedish as a second language for adult migrants. Taking a sociocultural perspective, specifically regarding the concepts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Swedish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Forsberg, Julia; Ribbås, Maria Therese; Gross, Johan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
Standard language cultures are characterised by beliefs in idealised standard forms of the language in question. In this paper, these beliefs are connected to the concepts of referee design and speech community, through analysis of how Swedish adolescents reflect upon and self-assess their language proficiencies. The data consist of interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Standard Spoken Usage
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Thunborg, Camilla; Osman, Ali; Bron, Agnieszka – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2021
This paper explores how young asylum seekers learn to belong to a local community. It takes its point of departure from a biographical and socially situated learning perspective and uses four analytical aspects of belonging: biographical experiences, engagement, imagination, and alignment. The data on which this paper is based are biographical…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Communities of Practice, Situated Learning, Social Integration
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Pöyhönen, Sari; Simpson, James – Language Policy, 2021
This article is about navigating asylum, employment and language policy in a new country as an asylum seeker. Through the story of one individual, we show that profound inequalities are exacerbated when forced migrants are limited in their choice of language they might study or use. The individual is Tailor F, an Iraqi man seeking asylum, and the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Employment, Language Planning
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Lubinska, Dorota – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
Informed by Spolsky's language policy model and the notion of audience design, this study addresses the under-researched context of the multi-generational family originating in the old Polish migration to Sweden. Two families were studied with a focus on (i) intra-familial language choice, and (ii) language policies derived from this choice and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Language Planning, Models
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Economou, Catarina – Teaching Education, 2021
The Swedish welfare state has social protection policies focusing on labour market participation. Initiatives have been introduced after the increase of asylum seekers in 2015, focusing on so-called 'fast tracks'. In this paper I consider one of these fast track courses aimed at newly arrived teachers wishing to continue their teaching career in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Immigrants, Labor Market
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Hedman, Christina; Magnusson, Ulrika – Multicultural Education Review, 2021
Through the study of pedagogic discourse and practice in "introductory classes" (ICs) aimed at new migrant students at a linguistically diverse primary school in Sweden, we discuss pedagogic principles and power dynamics, drawing on Bernstein's conceptual frame. Our ethnographic data consist of teacher interviews and observational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Introductory Courses, Immigrants, Teaching Methods
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Lagerberg, Tove B.; Anrep-Nordin, Elin; Emanuelsson, Helena; Strömbergsson, Sofia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2021
Background: Intelligibility can be defined as the speakers' ability to convey a message to the listener and it is considered the key functional measure of speech. The Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) is a parent rating scale used to assess intelligibility in children. Aims: To describe normative and validation data on the ICS in Swedish and…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Rating Scales, Intelligibility, Construct Validity
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Garvis, Susanne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
While the majority of children in Sweden attend preschool, children of immigrant background have lower enrollment rates. Limited research has explored why immigrant families do not attend preschool. This study helps to fill this void by exploring the perspectives of 10 skilled immigrant mothers who do not send their children to preschool. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Immigrants, Preschool Education
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Samuelsson, Robin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
This article examines how the environment and routines within preschools can support second language use and development. It suggests that certain imitable aspects common to Swedish preschools make the environment suitable for L2 use and development. Data build on a qualitative synthesis of two studies from which typical routine activities where…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Language Usage, Swedish
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Mäkipää, Toni; Hildén, Raili – Education Sciences, 2021
Our main aim in this study was to compare encouraging feedback practices in Finnish general upper secondary foreign language classes and examine how students perceive language teachers' assessment practices. The participants were 160 students of English, 95 students of Swedish, and 27 students of French from six general upper secondary schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response)
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