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Schissel, Jamie L.; Leung, Constant; López-Gopar, Mario; Davis, James R. – Language and Education, 2018
The assessments designed for and analyzed in this study used a task-based language design template rooted in theories of language reflecting heteroglossic language practices and funds of knowledge learning theories, which were understood as transforming classroom teaching, learning, and assessment through continua of biliteracy lenses. Using a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Spanish, Task Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Leung, Constant; Lewkowicz, Jo – Language and Education, 2013
In this paper, we examine some of the tenets of the current conceptualisations of communicative competence. Drawing on the empirical data collected in linguistically diverse university classrooms, we show that meaning-making in social interaction is considerably more complex and fluid than is envisaged in theoretical models of communicative…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Intercultural Communication
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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)