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Ferrada, Donatila; Del Pino, Miguel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The main objective of this research was to explore communication competence traits deemed as essential for initial teacher training of schoolteachers of language -- in both the Spanish and "Mapuzugun" -- by primary school teachers and university teachers who are familiar with linguistic diversity in the southern-central area of Chile in…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Spanish, Biculturalism, Preservice Teacher Education
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Chaparro, Sofía – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
In addition to fostering bilingualism and biliteracy for all students, one of the main goals of Two-Way Immersion (TWI) programs is building positive cross-cultural relationships (). This can lead to TWI programs having ambitious goals for the kinds of bridges it can build between students, families, and communities, which is a challenge when the…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingualism, Literacy, Educational Objectives
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Hopp, Holger; Jakisch, Jenny; Sturm, Sarah; Becker, Carmen; Thoma, Dieter – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
We report on a research project that develops and measures the efficacy of multilingual teaching approaches in the early English foreign language (FL) classroom in Germany. Although there is an abundance of programmatic calls for integrating minority and other languages the students speak in FL teaching, there are few materials and methods for…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Becker, Misha – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital city of the bilingual Basque Autonomous Community of Spain, is a largely Spanish-speaking city: over 90% of the city's population claims Spanish as their native language and less than one-fifth of the city's adult population is bilingual in Basque and Spanish (compare with more than one-third of the population of San…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Language Usage, Bilingual Education
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Fuentes, Ronald – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Employing an ethnographic design, this study analyzes three undergraduate English learners' (ELs) appropriation of language policy at a U.S. university. In this study, ELs refers to bi/multilingual students with U.S. K-12 schooling who do not meet their university's language proficiency requirements, and who are subsequently classified as ELs and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, English Language Learners, Undergraduate Students, Language Planning
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Yang, Xuexue – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Despite the importance of assessment accommodations, little is known about its use in the context of classroom assessments. To provide guidance for teachers on how to best support their emergent bilinguals during classroom assessments, there may be ideas from large-scale assessments that can be used in the classrooms. This article, a targeted…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Measurement, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning
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Gharibi, Khadij; Seals, Corinne – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The present study investigates immigrant parents' family language policies in regards to their children's heritage language development and maintenance by utilizing Spolsky's theoretical model on which research on family language policy (FLP) considerably draw. Following the three core components of the FLP model, Iranian parents' beliefs,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Language Attitudes
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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This qualitative study examined how specific instructional supports intended to scaffold emergent bilinguals' oral production of explanations facilitated or constrained students' attempts to explain. Findings demonstrate that explanations were very rarely produced, and when they were produced, the explanations were not particularly informative.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Oral Language, Teaching Methods, Language Usage
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Despagne, Colette – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores how transnational students who go or return to Mexico understand the complexities of language, identity and schooling in their new context after having been raised and educated in the United States. The study used narrative networks and Blommaert's discourse analysis framework to analyze the narratives of twenty transnational…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Christoffersen, Katherine – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
In the U.S./Mexico borderlands, local language varieties face frequent discrimination and delegitimization or "linguistic terrorism." The present study uses the three-level positioning framework to analyze how young adults in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in south Texas construct borderland identities by positioning themselves with respect…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Self Concept, Social Discrimination
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Smith-Christmas, Cassie; Bergroth, Mari; Bezcioglu-Göktolga, Irem – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This article scrutinizes the concept of "success" in family language policy (henceforth FLP). Situated in three large-scale ethnographic projects, we center on the lived experiences of a parent in three families negotiating a pro-minority language FLP. These parents' experiences are embedded in different sociopolitical contexts: an…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Language Minorities, Ethnography
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Allard, Elaine C.; Apt, Sarah; Sacks, Isabel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores language policies in "almost-bilingual" classrooms, in which most but not all students share a home language. Teachers who are bilingual face a dilemma in these settings. Should they draw on shared linguistic expertise to benefit the majority while excluding a few, or should they forego significant benefits for most…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Hispanic American Students, High School Students
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Christiansen, M. Sidury; Trejo Guzmán, Nelly Paulina; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Return migration from the United States to Mexico has been increasing in the last decade. Research reports that many returnees, who are English dominant, drop out of school to look for work in call centers and transnational companies (Anderson, 2015). Others pursue higher education in English-based programs such as those for becoming English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Palmer, Deborah K. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Teacher leadership has been variously defined but generally understood as expanding teachers' visions beyond their own classrooms. Bilingual education teachers, working with emergent bilingual students in often marginalized situations and contexts, must develop a critical consciousness to embrace leadership identities. This requires engaging in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Literacy, Bilingualism, Interviews
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Briceño, Allison – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
This study profiles three Mexican American, dual language teachers in a qualitative cross-case analysis and asks (a) How do dual language teachers' linguistic backgrounds influence their language ideologies?; (b) How are language ideologies evidenced in teachers' instructional practices? Participants could be perceived as homogenous Mexican…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Bilingual Education Programs, Spanish, Native Speakers
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