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Driscoll, Patricia; Holliday, Adrian – AILA Review, 2019
This paper explores headteachers' and teachers' perceptions of foreign languages(FL) and cultural learning in three primary schools in areas of disadvantage in England. Drawing upon a new theoretical frame for primary languages, Critical Cosmopolitanism (Delanty, 2006; Beck and Sznaider, 2006) and The Grammar of Culture (Holliday, 2018), we argue…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Sayer, Peter – AILA Review, 2019
There has been a rapid global expansion of English instruction in the early grades in public school curricula. Particularly in so-called developing countries, the increase of and its shift from exclusively private to public education is linked to the idea that acquiring English promotes personal, social, and economic development. The author takes…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Roos, Jana; Nicholas, Howard – AILA Review, 2019
In this article we explore how primary school learners of English in Germany engage with examples of English that they were asked to locate in their local environments (their linguistic landscapes, LLs). In association with each located image, the learners completed a standardised worksheet in German that asked for brief written comments about its…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ó Duibhir, Pádraig; Ní Thuairisg, Laoise – AILA Review, 2019
There has been a long history of early Irish language learning in Ireland as a result of Government policy to promote greater use of Irish. All children learn Irish in school from age 4-18 years. The majority learn Irish as a subject, typically for 30-40 minutes per day, and the levels of competence achieved are mostly disappointing. Approximately…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Language Usage, Language Minorities, Language Maintenance
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Ragnarsdóttir, Hanna – AILA Review, 2019
Cultural and linguistic diversity of kindergarten children in Iceland has been growing rapidly in recent years (Reykjavíkurborg, Skóla- og frístundasvið, 2017; Statistics Iceland, 2017), creating challenges for kindergartens. The main aim of the paper is to explore how principals, kindergarten teachers and parents in three kindergartens in Iceland…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Enever, Janet – AILA Review, 2019
Around the world, the popularity of English has escalated, particularly at the primary school level (Butler, 2015), yet provision of sufficient qualified teacher expertise to meet demand continues to be inadequate. The OECD report on Equity and Quality in Education reports that: "The highest performing education systems are those that combine…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Educational Quality
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Wilden, Eva; Porsch, Raphaela – AILA Review, 2019
This contribution presents the preliminary findings from the TEPS study ("Teaching English in Primary Schools"). The study is situated in Germany where primary foreign language (FL) education has been compulsory since 2004, with pupils beginning FL education -- mostly English as a FL (EFL) -- in either year 1 or 3. Generally, this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Liddicoat, Anthony J. – AILA Review, 2018
Language teaching and learning is commonly considered as a research discipline that resides within the field of 'applied linguistics', at least in the way the field is conceptualized by English-speaking academia. However, if we consider language teaching and learning as practice, this fit is not as neat as it at first might appear. Teaching,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multilingualism
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Perrin, Daniel – AILA Review, 2018
This article explains how research "on" practitioners can be turned into research "for and with" practitioners (Cameron, Frazer, Rampton, & Richardson, 1992, p. 22) by including these practitioners in the research teams. Methodologically, it draws on two decades of multimethod research and knowledge transformation at the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Journalism, Finance Occupations
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Whitehouse, Marlies – AILA Review, 2018
Wider parts of society-at-large are not fluent in the language of numbers, and financial literacy in particular is low in many countries (OECD, 2014). This paper shows how research on financial communication with and for practitioners (Cameron, Frazer, Rampton, & Richardson, 1992, p. 22) can foster intra-lingual translation in the financial…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Learning, Translation, Intercultural Communication
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Pennycook, Alastair – AILA Review, 2018
Any discussion of transdisciplinary applied linguistics needs to engage with three central questions. First, while "inter"disciplinarity may allow for disciplines to stay in place and engage with each other, "trans"disciplinarity implies a space beyond or above disciplines. As a result, we have to consider whether applied…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Epistemology, Language Research
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Warner, Chantelle – AILA Review, 2018
In the ten years since the Modern Language Association published their report, "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" (2007) dissatisfaction with the "two-tiered configuration" of US foreign language departments has become increasingly vocal. While the target of the criticism is often the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Departments
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Ballena, Camilo; Unamuno, Virginia – AILA Review, 2017
This paper explores the production of new meanings linked to written practices in the Wichi language in the Impenetrable Chaqueño (Argentina). Through collaborative ethnography examining different collective experiences and points of view, we study changes in writing in connection with changes in the access, distribution and availability of…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Written Language, Ethnography, American Indians
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Stroud, Christopher; Williams, Quentin – AILA Review, 2017
The challenge of contemporary South Africa is that of building a (post)nation of postracial equity in a fragmented world of a globalized ethical, economic and ecological meltdown. In this paper, we seek to explore the idea of multilingualism as a technology in the conceptualization of alternative, competing futures. We suggest that multilingualism…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Singh, Jaspal Naveel; Bartlett, Tom – AILA Review, 2017
This paper represents voices of community organizers on Barra, a small island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although, arguably Barra is geographically and socio-politically located in the peripheries of Scotland, Britain and Europe, the island has been a center of North Atlantic maritime trade networks for centuries. In the current phase of…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Ethnography, Interviews, Political Issues
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