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Leung, Constant – Language and Education, 2016
The school population in England is linguistically diverse; according to official data, over one million pupils do not speak English as their first language. All teachers are expected to support English as an additional language (EAL) development as part of their professional responsibility. At the same time, there has been little specific…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy
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Leung, Constant – Language and Education, 1993
The view that a child-centered approach to curriculum and classroom organization in primary education provides a conducive environment for second-language acquisition is endorsed in England's National Curriculum. A small study is reported that suggests not all teacher-pupil interaction promotes second-language acquisition. (Contains 24…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language)