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Shin, Jee-Young; Dixon, L. Quentin; Choi, Yunkyeong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This article aims to provide a comprehensive perspective on the use of first language (L1) in foreign language (FL) classrooms by reviewing recently published empirical literature from 2011 through 2018. The article focuses on literature relevant to four key areas: (1) extent and impact of L1 use; (2) factors influencing L1 and second language…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Code Switching (Language)
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Jabeen, Firasat – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This paper identifies the issues of internal orientalism that are reproduced at a micro level within Pakistan because of English linguistic imperialism. The unequal education system engenders attitudes of English supremacy. Orientalism supports global divisions East and West wherein the former is subservient to the latter. This division is…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes
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Kim, Hyunah; Burton, Jennifer Lynn; Ahmed, Tasneem; Bale, Jeff – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Building on the recent studies revealing that official bilingualism policies in Canada are often used to reinforce a specific racial and linguistic order, this paper addresses the impact of these federal-level policies on education policies at the provincial level. From the policy genealogy perspective, we examine Ontario's Heritage Languages…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Bilingualism, Official Languages, Educational Policy
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Rao, Zhenhui; Chen, Haiyuan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This study focuses on exploring the difficulties that native-English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and non-native-English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) encounter in their collaborative teaching in a Chinese context. Using an open-ended questionnaire and semi-structured interview, the researchers discovered that the difficulties in team teaching were…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Crack, Angela M. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Britain has funded English language teaching (ELT) initiatives in developing countries for decades, despite changes in government and a series of substantial overhauls in the administration of development aid. This article reveals the relevance of ideational factors in explaining how ELT remained a key part of Britain's aid policy during a period…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Developing Nations
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
To understand long-term motivations for second language (L2) learning/socialisation, this study analyses the biographical narratives of 30 Hong Kong Chinese who are proficient in Japanese by using ethnographic interviews. From a situated learning perspective, our research findings originate in the participants' transformational episodes and centre…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Chinese
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Sugita-McEown, Maya; McEown, Kristopher – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The current study had two objectives: (a) to quantitatively investigate whether Japanese language learners of English have inclusive second language (L2) self-related motivations, and how inclusive L2 self-related motivations contribute to English learning effort and self-rated English ability, and (b) to qualitatively examine how Japanese…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Petreñas, Cristina; Ianos, Adelina; Sansó, Clara; Huguet, Ángel – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
We analyse the influence of attending or not attending classes of the language of origin in self-identification and in life-satisfaction. In addition, we analyse how these elements are related to the perception of integration of young immigrants of Romanian origin in a multilingual and multicultural context like that of Catalonia (Spain). We…
Descriptors: Correlation, Life Satisfaction, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Michael, Rowan B. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Sociolinguistic research on language attitudes has revealed that non-standard accented speakers are usually perceived more negatively than members of the dominant speech community. Few studies, however, have examined whether a speaker's ethnicity, evidenced by nonlinguistic factors such as appearance, may play a role in listeners' perception of…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Ethnicity, Pronunciation, College Faculty
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Rafiee, Marzieh; Abbasian-Naghneh, Salman – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Since its introduction to the field of modern language instruction, willingness to communicate (WTC) attracted much attention from researchers and practitioners. Since then, a large and growing body of literature has investigated the factors influencing language learners' WTC. Among the factors identified, individual factors were found to have…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency
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De Korne, Haley; López Gopar, Mario E.; Rios Rios, Kiara – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Indigenous languages of Mexico have largely been excluded from formal education spaces. This ethnographic action research study highlights a context where "Diidxazá"/ Isthmus Zapotec, an Indigenous language of Oaxaca, has recently begun to be taught in higher education. We examine the ways that administrators, the teacher, and students…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Language Minorities, Action Research, Ethnography
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Moratinos-Johnston, Sofía; Ballester Brage, LLuís; Juan-Garau, Maria; Salazar-Noguera, Joana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Attitudes and motivation seem decisive in successful language learning (Dörnyei, Csizér, and Németh 2006. "Motivation, Language Attitudes and Globalisation: A Hungarian Perspective." Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.). Research in Spanish multilingual contexts analysing the influence of the L1 on attitudes and motivation to learn foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper reviews existing studies (n = 22) on nonnative English teacher identity in L2 school contexts from 2008 to 2017. Through a systematic and rigorous process of paper selection and analysis, three major themes were identified, i.e. (1) identity development through social engagement; (2) identity conflicts and struggle at intrapersonal,…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Codó, Eva; Sunyol, Andrea – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Mandarin Chinese is the fastest growing foreign language by number of students in the world [Ding and Saunders 2006. "Talking up China: An Analysis of China's Rising Cultural Power and Global Promotion of the Chinese Language." "East Asia" 23 (2): 3-33], but little is known about how it is taking hold in compulsory education in…
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Takkaç Tulgar, Aysegül – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Though the concept of identity has been examined in foreign and second language learning contexts where the target language was mostly English, there is scarcity of research on the examination of identity in glocal language learning contexts where local and global characteristics co-exist. Therefore, this longitudinal case study investigates the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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