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Morita-Mullaney, Trish; Renn, Jennifer; Chiu, Ming Ming – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
In this study, we used a quasi-experimental, longitudinal design to examine the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics test scores of emergent bilinguals (EBs) in DLBE 50:50 models versus English as a second language (ESL) models in Indiana over four academic school years. With a focus on the midwestern U.S., we bring attention to a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis, English, Language Arts
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Wawire, Brenda Aromu; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
The present study explored the role of vocabulary and decoding skills in predicting reading comprehension, utilizing data from 322 first- grade children from four elementary schools in Kenya. The children were administered a comprehensive battery of tests to assess pseudo-word reading skills, oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Decoding (Reading), Language Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Chowdhury, Farzana Yesmen; Rojas-Lizana, Sol – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
The study of family language policy has emerged as a significant domain for multilingual development, language maintenance and cultural continuity. Family Language Policy seeks to connect the studies of child language acquisition with the field of language policy research in its approach to understand language maintenance and shift among different…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cavallaro, Francesco; Xin Elsie, Tay Ya; Wong, Francis; Chin Ng, Bee – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Though the two languages most frequently used in the homes of Chinese Singaporeans are English and Mandarin Chinese, there is not much information on how the home language can influence language use and attitudes toward these two languages. This study investigates the family language ecology in bilingual homes and aims to compare attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Usage, Family Environment, Mandarin Chinese
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Johnsen, Ragni Vik – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article investigates the multilingual experiences of three Norwegian and Spanish-speaking adolescents with transnational backgrounds. Drawing on narrative analysis and positioning theory, the article seeks to understand how the adolescents position themselves in relation to different expectations of linguistic competence, identities, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Norwegian, Spanish Speaking, Student Mobility
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Yakushkina, Maria – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
In a present-day global world, immigrant communities manage multiple cultural and linguistic contexts. To better understand these cross-cultural connections, and bridge the fields of linguistics and transnationalism, the present study analyzes the interconnection between language use and symbolic transnationalism among heritage speakers of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Cubans, Biculturalism, Spanish
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Abraham, Stephanie; Kedley, Kate; Fall, Madjiguene; Krishnamurthy, Sharada; Tulino, Daniel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
We, as multilingual teacher-scholars, had lingering questions about what community programs were doing, operating outside of school contexts, to maintain the bilingualism of racialized, Latinx children in Philadelphia and to resist the monolingual ideologies circulating in US society. To answer those questions, we partnered with a bilingual,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Writing Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Workshops
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Maddamsetti, Jihea – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Scholars, activists, and communities strive for educational equity and justice for emergent bilinguals. The pursuit of advocacy, however, is often fraught with emotional tension, leading many teachers to question their identities as advocates. Relatively few studies have focused on language teachers of color, and on how they navigate their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Response, Language Teachers
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Valentina, Christodoulou; Elena, Ioannidou – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The paper reports on the results of a case study of a Year 9 class in a multilingual urban school. The study investigates issues of negotiation, accessibility and (legitimacy of) rights in the classroom's dominant discourse and more specifically the ways in which the Year 9 students of a Private English School in Cyprus negotiate their identity…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Usage, Multilingualism, Urban Schools
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Keles, Ufuk; Yazan, Bedrettin; Giles, Amanda – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
With English as the lingua franca, numerous universities in non-English speaking countries offer programs with English medium of instruction (EMI) to receive international recognition in academia. These universities utilize their websites as primary sources for attracting prospective students and faculty from abroad. Drawing upon the distinction…
Descriptors: Turkish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Universities
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
In multilingual societies where migration is commonplace, language attitudes and ideologies are often shaped by broader sociopolitical issues and sociocultural practices that give values to different languages and language uses. Migrant families are often caught in the middle regarding how to use their own language and culture to support their…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Davidson, Chad – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
This paper problematizes the English-dominant ideology that underlies the American educational system and discusses how to disrupt this English-dominant norm both in the classroom and within ourselves. The paper problematizes the dominate use of English in the curriculum, and it provides a call to action of how to disrupt this English-dominant…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes, Language Usage
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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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