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Schroedler, Tobias; Rosner-Blumenthal, Hannah; Böning, Caroline – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
This paper presents findings from a pre-post study on pre-service teachers' beliefs about multilingualism and language use. A full cohort of pre-service middle school teachers in Germany (n = 259) was surveyed before and after completing a compulsory module on multilingualism using a validated instrument that captures participants' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Lengyel, Drorit; Salem, Tanja – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
Our paper presents the methodological approach of group discussions and documentary method to investigate team beliefs in Early Childhood Education and Care facilities. The research addresses the question of how team beliefs on multilingualism and language education are shaped. To reconstruct team beliefs, we used group discussions and the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Teacher Attitudes
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Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebic-Crestany, Džoen – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
In today's linguistically and culturally diverse schools, it is important that teachers use inclusive pedagogies, such as translanguaging. This pedagogy assumes that teachers have positive attitudes towards children's home languages and cultures (translanguaging stance), which we explored in our study with 40 preschool teachers in Luxembourg. The…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Multilingualism, Language Usage, Native Language
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Paulsrud, BethAnne; Juvonen, Päivi; Schalley, Andrea C. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
Sweden is often commended for the inclusion of home languages in the formal education system: both mother tongue instruction (where a pupil's home language is taught as an optional school subject) and study guidance (where a pupil is given content support in their home language or prior language of schooling) are offered. Still, while many…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Nourzadeh, Saeed; Fathi, Jalil; Davari, Hossein – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
In recent years, interest in learning Korean as an additional language (KAL) has rapidly grown among Iranian youths and women. This study adopted a mixed-methods QUAN [right arrorw] qual design to examine Iranian learners' motivation for and experience in learning KAL. For this purpose, 174 Iranian learners of Korean were requested to complete a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Korean, Second Language Learning
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Yao, Jiazhou; Yan, Xiaojing; Liu, Shuting – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
This paper focuses on the linguistic landscape (LL) of four towns along the rural-urban line in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, which is located in southwest China and is the main residence of the Yi ethnic minority group. In recent years, the status of the Yi language has been challenged by Han (Chinese Mandarin) and English both in the field…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Language Minorities
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Forys-Nogala, Malgorzata; Bronis, Olga; Opacki, Marcin; Otwinowska, Agnieszka – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
L3 acquisition is influenced by L1-L3 typology, learners' proficiency in those languages, and metalinguistic knowledge. However, the precise patterns of cross-linguistic influence (CLI) in L3 acquisition are still unclear. This study aimed to examine how the abovementioned factors affect learners' sensitivity to subject placement in L3 Italian. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Italian, English (Second Language)
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Henry, Alastair – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
Multiple language learning has been largely neglected in L2 motivation research. Recently, complexity principles have been used to model multilingual motivation. In this work, multilingual self-guides are conceptualised as emergent from interactions between the motivation systems of different languages. Motivational systems and their emergent…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Multilingualism, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning
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Wigdorowitz, Mandy; Pérez, Ana I.; Tsimpli, Ianthi M. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
The sociolinguistic context of language use contributes to individuals' linguistic knowledge. However, how it does so has yet to be fully conceptualised or quantitatively investigated within the language sciences. To meet this goal, a psychometrically sound evidence-based measure that captures important aspects of contextually influenced…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Language Usage, Diversity
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Gimenez, Julio – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
This article reports on a study that examined how a group of plurilingual students use their linguistic repertoires to achieve a number of purposes such as performing identity, learning and socialising, and negotiating with structure in an English-dominant university. In order to capture the dynamic relationship between language-as-resource,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personal Autonomy, Multilingualism, Language Usage
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Ou, Wanyu Amy; Gu, Mingyue Michelle; Hult, Francis M. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
This article seeks to explore intercultural communication among a group of students with diverse linguistic and sociocultural backgrounds in an English-medium transnational university in China, focusing on multilingual students' practices and perceptions of English as a lingua franca (ELF). Informed by an expanded understanding of translanguaging…
Descriptors: Translation, Intercultural Communication, International Education, Higher Education
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Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Rezazadeh, Mohsen; Chehrazi, Abdollah – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
This study sought to investigate the relationship between language mindsets and grammar learning strategies and grammatical performance among English as L2 and L3 learners. Moreover, this study examined fixed and growth language mindsets across gender and language groups. The sample included 320 (N[subscript L2] = 160, N[subscript L3] = 160)…
Descriptors: Grammar, Learning Strategies, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Kopecková, Romana; Wrembel, Magdalena; Gut, Ulrike; Balas, Anna – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
This study aims to investigate the nature of phonological awareness in young L3 learners, and the extent to which it changes over time as L2 and L3 learning progresses. Two groups of 12 closely matched multilinguals (total= 24, aged 12-13), who shared their L2 (English) but their L1/L3 (German/Polish) were mirrored, mimicked L2 and L3 accents in…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Phonological Awareness, Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning
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Ramezanzadeh, Akram; Moradian, Mahmood Reza; Joodaki, Abdolhossein – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
Native-speakerism is the main goal of the monolingual approach to language education. In an attempt to challenge native-speakerism as a dominant ideology in English language education, this study probed into language learners' experience of authenticity through an existential framework, comprising the two concepts of resoluteness and self-other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Barrios, Elvira; López-Gutiérrez, Aurora – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
This paper reports on a study aimed to investigate students' development in English proficiency over a four-year partially English-taught programme that did not integrate any explicit language learning goals. Additionally, the study investigated their perceptions concerning language gains and experiences in the programme. Both quantitative and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Teacher Education Programs
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