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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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Oakley, Grace; Pegrum, Mark; Xiong, Xi Bei; Lim, Cher Ping; Yan, Hanbing – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
In a 2013-2014 Australia-China Council project, middle school students in Australia and China shared digital stories about their everyday lives and local cultures, and traditional tales with a modern twist. This article reports on research that aimed to explore the successes and challenges associated with this digital story exchange between…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Story Telling, Computer Mediated Communication, International Educational Exchange
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Palladino, Valeria; Guardado, Martin – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
Research suggests that online support can enhance formal learning experiences. Access to tools such as wikis and blogs is relatively easy, free, and intuitive, even for beginner users, making these tools appealing to heritage language (HL) teachers whose access to resources is often limited. Given that little research has investigated how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Community Schools, Asynchronous Communication
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Lourenço, Mónica; Andrade, Ana Isabel; Sá, Susana – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This paper shares the voices of six teachers regarding two language awareness projects carried out in one pre-primary and one primary school in Portugal. These projects present innovative practices in teaching young and very young learners to reflect upon language and linguistic diversity and to become aware of world issues (e.g. poverty,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Rosiak, Karolina – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
Based on fieldwork in North West Wales, this article examines motivations of Polish post-2004 migrants to Wales to study Welsh and their learner trajectories on the journey to becoming new speakers. Previous studies on Poles in Wales, based mostly in South West and South Wales, concentrated on various social aspects of the lives of the migrants…
Descriptors: Welsh, Migrant Children, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Gleason, Jesse; Slater, Tammy – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2017
Second language (L2) classroom research has sought to shed light on the processes and practices that develop L2 learners' abilities [Nunan, D. 2004. "Task-based language teaching." London: Continuum; Verplaetse, L. 2014. "Using big questions to apprentice students into language-rich classroom practices." "TESOL…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Starkey-Perret, Rebecca; Narcy-Combes, Marie-Françoise – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2017
This contribution gives an account of the results of an action research in which a task-based plurilingual programme was implemented with postgraduate students of Foreign Languages and International Business. Using a mixed-methods approach, combining questionnaire, interview and observation data, we sought to explore the degree to which the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Platsidou, Maria; Kantaridou, Zoe; Papadopoulou, Iris – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2017
L2 acquisition is a complicated process in which many parameters intertwine. Reported strategy use in L2 learning has been extensively researched in relation to factors that are likely to determine it, such as positive attitudes towards English as a foreign language (EFL) learning. In this paper, we investigated another potential determinant of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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