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Trejo Vences, Paola; Fay, Richard – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article explores what the "intercultural turn" might mean in the case of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). The discussion is contextualised in what has been termed the "expanding circle" of English and focuses on an English as a foreign language (EFL) class in a Mexican university, a context where…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Extracurricular Activities
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Cabau, Béatrice – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article examines the various educational paradigms used in the design of a European studies undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to enhance the acquisition of intercultural competences (IC) among students. The intercultural approach is supported by intensive foreign language (FL) learning and is motivated by a compulsory full year academic…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Lázár, Ildikó – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article is based on an analysis of a small sample of data from an international web collaboration project between four classes of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners guided by their English teachers in four different countries in Europe. As few studies have been published about intercultural communication in blended learning EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Gené-Gil, Maria; Juan-Garau, Maria; Salazar-Noguera, Joana – Language Learning Journal, 2015
Research on writing development in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) settings is still inconclusive. This study intends to make a contribution in this respect by presenting longitudinal findings on the development of written complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF) in secondary education CLIL and non-CLIL learners. Participants in the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Skills
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Kontio, Janne; Sylvén, Liss Kerstin – Language Learning Journal, 2015
The present article deals with language choice as communicative strategies in the language learning environment of an English-medium content and language integrated learning (CLIL) workshop at an auto mechanics class in a Swedish upper secondary school. The article presents the organisation and functions of language alternations (LAs) which are…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Falk, Maria Lim – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This study investigates Swedish students' ability to produce the discourse of the subject history, in a situation where they had to demonstrate historical knowledge in written explanations, and where both English and Swedish are involved. The students attend a content and language integrated learning (CLIL) programme at the upper secondary school…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, History, Knowledge Level
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Morton, Tom – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article uses a conversation analysis methodology to examine how lexical Focus on Form is interactionally accomplished in teachers' vocabulary explanations in secondary Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) classrooms. Recent conversation-analytic work has focused on the interactional organisation of vocabulary explanations in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Lo, Yuen Yi; Macaro, Ernesto – Language Learning Journal, 2015
Bilingual programmes in which an L2 is used as the medium of instruction are becoming popular in different parts of the world, and content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is one variant of such programmes. Recent research on CLIL has gradually shifted from product-oriented (i.e. evaluating the effectiveness of CLIL in terms of language and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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de Zarobe, Yolanda Ruiz; Zenotz, Victoria – Language Learning Journal, 2015
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a multifaceted educational approach which has emerged as a major innovation in improving language learning and subject learning in the curriculum. In order to analyse the effect of this approach, a number of studies (Dalton Puffer, C., T. Nikula and U. Smit, eds. 2010. "Language Use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Moore, Pat; Lorenzo, Francisco – Language Learning Journal, 2015
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) represents an increasingly popular approach to bilingual education in Europe. In this article, we describe and discuss a project which, in response to teachers' pleas for materials, led to the production of a significant bank of task-based primary and secondary CLIL units for three L2s (English,…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Units of Study, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Adams, Helga; Nicolson, Margaret – Language Learning Journal, 2014
In this article, the authors examine the fourth stage of their research into diversity in the languages classroom, focusing specifically on the teacher perspective in planning for and managing diversity in adult student groups. The article discusses findings from a day with experienced Open University language teachers working together on lesson…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Classroom Techniques, Adult Students, Student Diversity
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Heine, Lena – Language Learning Journal, 2014
Although many advances have been made in recent years concerning the theoretical dimensions of content and language integrated learning (CLIL), research still has to meet the necessity to come up with integrative models that adequately map the interrelation between content and language learning in CLIL contexts. This article will suggest that…
Descriptors: Models, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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Hennebry, Mairin – Language Learning Journal, 2014
A drive for the development of European citizenship (EC) through Modern Foreign Language (MFL) teaching has existed for some time within the academic literature as well as policy institutions. Nevertheless, the views of MFL teachers on the role of MFL in developing EC have rarely been given a voice. This article presents the findings of a study…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Citizenship, Foreign Countries, Modern Languages
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East, Martin – Language Learning Journal, 2014
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is an innovative learner-centred and experiential approach to modern foreign language (MFL) teaching and learning that is not without controversy in the secondary MFL classroom. This article considers one secondary-level initial teacher education programme in New Zealand in which, following school curriculum…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Teachers
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Roskvist, Annelies; Harvey, Sharon; Corder, Deborah; Stacey, Karen – Language Learning Journal, 2014
The overseas immersion environment has long been considered a superior context for language learning, supposedly providing unlimited exposure to target language (TL) input and countless opportunities for authentic interaction with expert users. This article focuses on immersion programmes (IPs) for in-service language teachers--a relatively…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Linguistic Input
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