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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
In this article the researchers analyze university students and teachers working in English-medium instruction (EMI) settings in terms of the second language (L2) motivational self system (L2MSS) (Dörnyei, 2005, 2009) from a qualitative perspective through the use of focus groups. This qualitative approach yields personal and group information…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Lasagabaster, David – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper describes a two-month longitudinal study in which five secondary education students learning English as a foreign language at school will be interviewed in order to analyse how their motivation varies during this period and what variables affect their motivational changes. The emphasis will thus be on motivation's dynamicity and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Systems Approach, Secondary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Lasagabaster, David; Doiz, Aintzane – Language Awareness, 2016
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has become a very popular approach in the belief that it may help to improve students' foreign language proficiency. Although some research has been conducted, there is a dearth of longitudinal studies on students' awareness of their language learning process in CLIL programmes. In this paper, 221…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Longitudinal Studies
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Lasagabaster, David – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2016
English-medium instruction (EMI) is considered to be one of the main instruments to internationalize universities all over the world. Due to its recent implementation, research on linguistic outcomes is on the increase, whereas non-linguistic outcomes have been neglected. In fact, research on motivation in traditional English as a foreign language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, International Education
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Language Learning Journal, 2014
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is burgeoning all over Europe and this is particularly so in Spain. During the last 10 years, content language instruction through a foreign language (FL) (mainly English) has become a key area of curricular innovation. One of the main reasons put forward by the advocates of this approach is that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Language Awareness, 2014
Internationalisation has brought about remarkable changes at universities all over the world. In the case of the University of the Basque Country (Spain) this is reflected in the increasing presence of English-medium instruction. This paper examines two issues: the university community's perception of (1) the term "international…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, Language Role
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2014
The learning of prestigious international languages becomes a process fraught with tensions in multilingual settings. The process of internationalisation in many universities has led to the spread of English-medium instruction (EMI), which tends to raise linguistic debates particularly in the case of bilingual institutions. However, and despite a…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Multilingualism
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
One effect of the Bologna Declaration is that teaching staff and students are becoming more mobile, increasing linguistic diversity in the European Higher Education Area. This multilingual internationalisation is especially noticeable in bilingual universities such as the University of the Basque Country in Spain, where English-medium instruction…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Education, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ibarraran, Amaia; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Language Awareness, 2008
Spain took in more immigrants than any other European country in 2005, a fact which has had a clear impact on the education system. This paper examines the language attitudes held by 125 local or autochtonous (42.4%) and immigrant (57.6%) students in the Basque Country. The results showed that both groups of students held rather negative attitudes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Negative Attitudes
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Lasagabaster, David – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2005
The enlargement of the European Union (EU) has strengthened the position of English, a situation which has led some voices to warn against the hegemony of this language. Yet, very few studies have been undertaken in contexts where English is added to the presence of both a minority and a majority language. This is the case of the Basque Autonomous…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Sociolinguistics, Language Attitudes, Second Languages