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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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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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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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Da Costa Cabral, Ildegrada; Martin-Jones, Marilyn – AILA Review, 2017
This article reveals how center-periphery relations have unfolded, over time, in language policy processes in one nation--Timor-Leste--on the global periphery. We take a "longue durée" perspective on the language policy processes at work in this historical context, showing how different regimes of language were imposed, in the past, by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Language Planning, Portuguese
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Hynninen, Niina – AILA Review, 2012
This paper focuses on the construction of language expertise in international, university-level English-medium courses where English is used as a lingua franca. Even if the courses are not language courses, language sometimes becomes the topic of discussion in the form of language correcting and commentary. This paper looks into these instances,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Expertise, Teacher Role
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Costa, Francesca – AILA Review, 2012
This paper seeks to provide insights into the local context of ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) in Italy. Its principal aim is descriptive although it also discusses theoretical models since it seeks to establish the extent to which Focus on Form (FonF) is present in ICLHE lectures. By means of observations, recordings…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Models
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Airey, John – AILA Review, 2012
From a disciplinary discourse perspective, all university courses can be said to involve content and language integrated learning (CLIL) even in monolingual settings. Clearly, however, things become much more complex when two or more languages are involved in teaching and learning. The aim of this paper is to introduce readers to the linguistic…
Descriptors: Physics, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Dalton-Puffer, Christiane – AILA Review, 2012
From the point of view of AILA's research network "CLIL and Immersion Education: Applied Linguistic Perspectives" this volume finally does justice to a strand of interest that has been part of the network from its inception. As the editors rightly point out in the introduction, ReN events and publications during the network's first…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Immersion Programs, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Countries
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Cruz-Ferreira, Madalena – AILA Review, 2011
"First language acquisition" commonly means the acquisition of a single language in childhood, regardless of the number of languages in a child's natural environment. Language acquisition is variously viewed as predetermined, wondrous, a source of concern, and as developing through formal processes. "First language teaching" concerns schooling in…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Teaching Methods, Folk Culture, Native Language
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Pasquale, Michael – AILA Review, 2011
What do students and teachers believe about the second language learning process? What if these beliefs are in conflict with each other or with prevailing applied linguistic theories? These are the types of questions that are investigated within folk linguistic research. Some researchers have taken a quantitative approach that relied on…
Descriptors: Language Research, Applied Linguistics, Folk Culture, Second Language Learning
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Tyler, Andrea; Mueller, Charles M.; Ho, Vu – AILA Review, 2010
This paper reports the results of a quasi-experimental effects-of-instruction study examining the efficacy of applying a Cognitive Linguistic (CL) approach to L2 learning of the semantics of English modals. In spite of their frequency in typical input, modal verbs present L2 learners with difficulties, party due to their inherent…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Speech Acts, Textbooks, Semantics
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Holme, Randal – AILA Review, 2010
"Constructions" are the central unit of grammatical analysis in cognitive linguistics. In formal linguistics "construction" referred to forms that were projected from lexical items rather than from an autonomous syntax. Thus, an expression, "I danced the night away" requires an intransitive verb in a transitive construction provided "away" is…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Morphemes, Grammar, Psycholinguistics
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