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Hoff, Hild Elisabeth – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The work presented here is a qualitative study of socio-cultural approaches to literary texts in a selection of upper secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms in Norway. The article explores opportunities and challenges related to the fostering of competent "intercultural readers" in foreign language (FL) educational…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Demie, Feyisa; Lewis, Kirstin – Educational Review, 2018
This study looks at schools that serve English as an additional language (EAL) pupils and examines the factors behind their successful achievement. A complementary methodological approach of case studies and focus groups was used to explore performance and the views of teachers, governors, parents and pupils, and to evaluate and gather evidence on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Achievement Gains
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Pfenninger, Simone E. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
The main goal of this paper is to analyze how the age factor behaves as an alleged individual difference (ID) variable in SLA by focusing on the influence that the learning context exerts on the dynamics of age of onset (AO). The results of several long-term classroom studies on age effects will be presented, in which I have empirically analyzed…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Individual Differences, Context Effect, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Marsani, Fatin Najwa Amelia; Jaganathan, Paramaswari; Karupiah, Premalatha; Abdullah, Ahmad Sofwan Nathan – English Language Teaching, 2017
As a multi ethnic country, Malaysia consists of three major ethnic groups mainly Malays, Chinese, and Indians with unity as its building block. Although education is seen as the best medium for the three major ethnic groups to work together, contemporary research shows that there is lack of intercultural understanding among these three ethnic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Pluralism
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Lee, John Chi-Kin; Chan, Nim Chi; Xu, Huixuan; Chun, Derek Wai-sun – Educational Practice and Theory, 2017
The development of generic skills is a focal issue in education policy and school curriculum reform across countries. This study in the Hong Kong context explores the sources of formal and non-formal curriculum and learning activities related to senior secondary students' perceptions of learning outcomes in creativity, communication, and problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Creativity, Learning Activities
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Villarreal Suarez, Jessica; Muñoz Taborda, Jully Vanessa; Perdomo Santacruz, Jorge Mario – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
The main objective of this study was to identify 6th to 11th grade students' beliefs about their English class in a public institution in Armenia, Colombia. By means of interviews, drawings, and focus groups with 30 students, four beliefs were established. It was found that students' beliefs are attached to the experiences they have lived in their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kerdpol, Sakon – English Language Teaching, 2016
This paper presents an investigation of a research entitled, " An Application of Project-based Learning on the Development of Young Local Tour Guides on Tai Phuan's Culture and Tourist Attractions in Sisatchanalai District, Sukhothai Province. It was intended to develop young local tour guides on Tai Phuan's culture and tourist attractions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Tourism
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Price, Abigail Ruth; Tamburelli, Marco – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2016
The education system has played a crucial role in Welsh language maintenance, with Welsh-medium education providing a central locus of language transmission. However, language transmission through education is not without pitfalls. This paper discusses the impact of top-down minority language transmission and the growing issue of formal domain…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Language Maintenance, Welsh, Role of Education
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Przymus, Steve Daniel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study reports on an innovative approach to dual-language instruction (DLI) at the secondary-education level and introduces the 2-1-L2 model. The context of the study is an American Government class at a public charter high school in Tucson, Arizona, where the 2-1-L2 model was used for nine weeks to structure daily 90-minute lessons into a…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, United States Government (Course), Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods
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Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed – English Language Teaching, 2015
Developing an appropriate competence in reading in English as a second language is a key factor for subsequent academic success. This study investigated second language reading anxiety of secondary school students. A questionnaire was distributed to 72 female students and focus-group interviews were conducted with 19 volunteer students. Overall…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar
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D'warte, Jacqueline – English in Australia, 2015
This paper presents research conducted with teachers and students in one year 7 and one year 8 English classroom that worked to support in school English language learning by calling on the resources and repertoires of plurilingual students. In this work, students and teachers were engaged as linguistic ethnographers of their own language…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning