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Heineke, Amy J.; Papola-Ellis, Aimee; Davin, Kristin J.; Cohen, Sarah; Roudebush, Amanda; Wright-Costello, Beth; Fendt, Carol – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
The population of English learners (ELs) continues to grow in schools across the United States and around the world. In this article, we share one urban university's collaborative approach to building educational capacity for cultural and linguistic diversity through professional development efforts that brought together stakeholders from…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Universities, Capacity Building, Faculty Development
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Díez-Bedmar, María Belén; Byram, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) began to have an influence on language teaching some 20 years ago. However, in spite of the title referring to learning, teaching and assessment of languages, the CEFR has had a far more pronounced impact on language testing than on any other aspect of language learning/teaching. In…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Guidelines, Spanish, Masters Programs
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Menke, Mandy R.; Paesani, Kate – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
Literacy, understood as a socially situated process of making meaning from texts, has been offered as a conceptual solution to collegiate foreign language curricular divisions, and multiliteracies pedagogy as a means of implementing that solution. Within multiliteracies pedagogy, the knowledge processes framework [Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Chan,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students, Spanish
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Zapata, Gabriela C. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This article investigates the use of culture portfolios in second language Spanish university classes at an American private university as part of an innovation that incorporated an ACTFL standards-based curriculum to a basic language programme. The portfolios required students to complete different types of tasks through interactions with members…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Porto, Melina – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This paper reports a bilateral university project designed to promote intercultural citizenship and foreign language development simultaneously. It is concerned with developing active and responsible citizenship through content-language integrated learning within an ordinary foreign language classroom. The need and rationale for broadening the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Citizenship, Social Justice
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Pu, Shi; Evans, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
While research exists on the effectiveness of pedagogical methods in relation to the development of Chinese students' critical thinking (CT), there has been little research on Chinese students' experiences around CT in relation to their own contexts. This paper reports on the findings of a study that investigated the experiences of the use of CT…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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Simoncini, Kym; Pamphilon, Barbara; Simeon, Lalen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This article describes the development and uptake of two dual-language, culturally relevant picture books in five primary schools in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The purpose of the books was to disseminate agricultural and livelihood messages both at school and at home. Schools were provided with big-book versions as permanent school resources and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education
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Jee, Min Jung – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This study investigated Korean heritage speakers' Korean language proficiency (i.e. morphosyntax, collocation, and lexicon) in relation to their attitudes, motivation, and age at immigration (AI). Seventy-six adult Korean-Australians with Korean literacy participated. Overall, participants showed high levels of Korean proficiency in all three…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Attitudes, Age Differences, Immigration
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Kirsch, Claudine – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
While translanguaging has been well researched in bilingual settings with older pupils and has been found to contribute to cognitive and personal development, there is little research on translanguaging of young multilinguals. In trilingual Luxembourg, at school, children learn Luxembourgish aged 4, German aged 6 and French aged 7, with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Bilingual Students
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Kinsella, Benjamin – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This case study focuses on one primarily Latino public primary school in New Jersey that waived the state's bilingual education requirement and implemented a curricular alternative, comprised of bilingual and monolingual English classrooms. A corpus was generated from one-to-one interviews (N = 8) with administrators and teachers, as well as…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computational Linguistics, Hispanic American Students, Language Attitudes
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Michelson, Kristen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
Recent scholarship in second and foreign language (FL) pedagogy has advocated for approaches to teaching culture that move beyond static notions of culture-as-fact, construed in terms of national traditions, towards relational approaches that foster strategies for interaction within discourse communities, where members embody and express a range…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Multiple Literacies, Second Language Learning
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Spence, Lucy K.; Kite, Yuriko – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
Focusing on writing instruction within an era of international curricular reform, this study analysed classroom observations, educator interviews, and documents related to Japanese elementary writing instruction. A deductive approach using discourses of writing framework and an inductive approach to Japanese cultural practices uncovered beliefs…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Creativity, Writing Skills
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Santos, Alaitz; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
The aim of this article is to focus on university students' attitudes towards English and their anxieties concerning the use of English in the Basque Country, a multilingual context where exposure to English is limited but internationalisation is an important aim. Participants were 360 undergraduate university students of business (N = 180) and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education
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Haim, Orly – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This study investigated the role of school-related variables in explaining academic proficiency (AP) performance in Hebrew (L2) and English (L3) among immigrant youth. The following sets of variables were examined: (1) school background (2) academic, linguistic and social-psychological support, and (3) professional staff and school resources…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Predictor Variables
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Hsieh, Ching-Ni; Ionescu, Marcel; Ho, Tsung-Han – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
Using a large-scale, standardised English language proficiency test (TOEFL® "Primary"™), this study examined Kenyan primary school students' English reading and listening proficiency and explored challenges primary school teachers face in using English as the medium of instruction (EMI) to teach their multilingual students. The test was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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