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Haim, Orly; Orland-Barak, Lily; Goldberg, Tsafrir – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
This study investigates the role EFL teachers attribute to their linguistic and cultural repertoire in the professional learning process during induction. The study draws on the understanding that teacher learning occurs at the interplay between teachers' language and cultural background and teachers' experiences within the sociocultural context…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Berthele, Raphael; Udry, Isabelle – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
Theories of multilingual language learning often assume that previous language learning experiences in at least two languages provide advantages for additional language learning. Other research emphasises the importance of general cognitive abilities as predictors of language learning. We test whether a set of predictions based on a multilingual…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Cognitive Ability, German, French
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Ndiribe, Matthew Onyebuchi; Aboh, Sopuruchi Christian – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
Multilingualism in a multi-cultural setting could be a problem especially where there is a politics of winner takes all. It creates room for marginalisation especially where there is no functional system to check the excesses of the policy implementers. This study examines multilingualism and marginalisation in Nigeria politicisation. The specific…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Muslims, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Perfecto, Marianne Rachel G. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
This paper shall describe the bridging strategies used by Grades 3 and 4 English teachers from schools in two regions in the Philippines to help their multilingual students transition from using the mother tongue as medium of instruction in the different subject areas to using English in the English classroom. Data were obtained through…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, Code Switching (Language), Recall (Psychology)
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Fessha, Yonatan T. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
The protection of language rights and linguistic groups is the cornerstone of the constitutional dispensation that Ethiopian has embarked upon almost two decades ago. The constitution declares that all Ethiopian language shall enjoy equal state recognition and allows for regional preference in language use. This article examines the laws and…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Civil Rights, Language Minorities, Cultural Pluralism
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Burner, Tony; Carlsen, Christian – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
Research shows that having a multilingual background has many advantages. However, several studies indicate that students' multilingual backgrounds are not used as resources in the classroom. Most classroom studies on multilingualism have been conducted at mainstream schools, and a few in classes for newly arrived students at mainstream schools.…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Attitudes, Immigrants, Classroom Research
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Gopalakrishnan, Anuradha – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
Multilingual pedagogies draw on learners' prior language knowledge and can offer considerable advantages in learning the target language. Yet language instruction, particularly in foreign language learning contexts, does not often capitalise on the multilingual assets of learners. The goal of this study is to understand what determines the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Raud, Nina; Orehhova, Olga – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
The article examines the content of teacher education curricula provided by universities located in European multilingual border regions of Austria, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, and Slovenia with the aim to reveal the key components of primary teacher education curricula for multilingual schools and compare them against the EU guidelines to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Multilingualism, Elementary Schools
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Peyer, Elisabeth; Barras, Malgorzata; Lüthi, Gabriela – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
This article presents data from a videographic study that aims to explore the possibilities and limits of multilingual teaching approaches currently integrated in the curriculum and foreign language textbooks in German-speaking Switzerland. The focus of this paper is on sequences in which primary school children aged 11-12 deal with typical…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Orcasitas-Vicandi, María; Leonet, Oihana – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
This paper focuses on teaching techniques for language learning as related to student satisfaction on multilingual compulsory education in the Basque Autonomous Community (BAC), where Basque and Spanish are official languages and English is taught as a foreign language. Using a multilingual approach, the paper discusses similarities and…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Student Attitudes, Languages, English (Second Language)
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Tonioli, Valeria – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
The aim of the paper is to present the results of a research project called 'Tell Me', conducted from October 2018 to March 2020. The project focused on Bengali children living in Venice, Italy, and aimed to describe (1) children's languages in the home environment and at school; (2) the quality and quantity of input they receive in every language…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Italian, Family Relationship, Language Usage
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Ballweg, Sandra – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
Family Language Policy never takes place only in private but is embedded in larger discourses in society or rather in several societies to which the multilingual family is linked. One main point of contact of families and discourses on language is the education system. Previous research has shown that bilingual families orient towards teachers for…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Montanari, Simona; Fischer, Eva; Aceves, Danielle – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
While educational language policies have been shown to have a stronger influence on school-aged children's multilingual outcomes than Family Language Policy, California provides an example of how parental motivation and activism can also have a profound impact on educational language policies. This paper has two goals: first, it provides an…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Activism, Educational Policy, Bilingual Education
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Hunt, Jaime W.; Davis, Sacha E. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
Family language policy research often neglects the dynamic nature of FLP over time. Here, we interview second generation members of migrant families for their recollections as heritage language learners and their experiences setting their own FLP towards their children. We use a transdisciplinary oral history/narrative methodology to discern…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Educational Policy, Language Planning, Migrants
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Arnaus Gil, Laia – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2022
The successful acquisition of a heritage language (HL) has been the focus of much of the research on early bi-, tri- and multilingualism in the last years, since it is this language which is generally delimited within the family environment and finds less continuity outside this context once the multilingual child starts socialising in the…
Descriptors: Spanish, German, Native Language, Language Minorities
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