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Tan, Lynde; Zammit, Katina; D'warte, Jacqueline; Gearside, Anne – Language and Education, 2020
While recent literacy research shows an increasing uptake in multimodal literacies, there remains a disjunction between multimodal literacy teaching and assessment. This paper offers a critical review of assessment in the context of teaching multimodal literacies and begins by reviewing the notion of literacy and reframing assessment in…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Burgess, Julianne; Rowsell, Jennifer – Language and Education, 2020
In this article, we present a research study with a group of newcomer and refugee learners who have resettled in the Niagara region in Canada to create new lives. Over the course of four months, we came to know the stories of fifteen adult language learners, and we witnessed their steady induction, acceptance and enjoyment of multimodal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language)
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Su, Wei – Language and Education, 2019
Previous studies comparing native English speaking (NES) and non-native English speaking teachers have stressed how each group can contribute their respective language advantages to language teaching and assessment. However, in an interpreting classroom where both groups know each other's native language, little is known about the different…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Chinese, English (Second Language)
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Tadic, Nadja – Language and Education, 2019
Educators have long been advocating for the appropriation of students' interests into the classroom as a means of promoting participation and learning. However, little attention has been paid to the possible issues that interest-driven pedagogy might engender for both teachers and students through its blend of the personal and academic. This…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Video Technology
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Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda; Forbes, Karen; Liu, Yongcan – Language and Education, 2019
Analysis of progression in spoken English by newcomer migrant-background learners has traditionally oscillated between formal assessment of oral proficiency and ethnographic description of naturally occurring peer discourse. This paper reports on data gathered from a longitudinal study of newly arrived students with English as an additional…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa; Hwang, Yohan – Language and Education, 2019
This paper examines the possibility of viewing TESOL teachers' identities through the metaphor of 'poet-teachers', viewing second language teachers as creative and collaborative meaning-makers. We analyzed interviews, poems and classroom discourse among 16 Chinese, Vietnamese and English L1 speakers who participated in poetry writing course as a…
Descriptors: Poetry, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Flynn, Naomi; Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language and Education, 2018
This article examines the relationship between policy and practice for the teaching of children with English as an additional language (EAL) in English schools. It contributes original insights into how teachers are supported or restricted in developing the nuances of pedagogy needed for children new to English. The reported research took place…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants
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Anderson, Jim; Chung, Yu-Chiao; Macleroy, Vicky – Language and Education, 2018
This article presents findings from the global literacy project, Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling (MDST), which provides a means of nurturing and reflecting multiliteracies in practice. It recognises the power of storytelling and the space stories offer both for self-representation and for engaging with otherness. It draws…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling, Multilingualism
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
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Reynolds, Barry Lee; Yu, Melissa H. – Language and Education, 2018
Internationalisation policies introducing English as a lingua franca (ELF) have been initiated by the Taiwan Ministry of Education and executed from a top-down level without taking into consideration the competence and needs of administrative staff. This article begins by describing the ideology of ELF within the macro context of Taiwanese…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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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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Gleason, Jesse; Berg, Margaret; Huang, Jingzi – Language and Education, 2018
Our study focuses on Choice and Evaluation, two of Mohan's knowledge structures to uncover how teachers and students across content areas developed disciplinary knowledge through classroom talk. Participants included in-service teachers and their students in rural and urban secondary schools in the Eastern and Western US. Through Choice and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Prior Learning, Classroom Communication, Course Content
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Solin, Anna; Hynninen, Niina – Language and Education, 2018
This paper concerns the regulation of second language research writing, particularly from the point of view of how English language writing is managed and intervened in. We approach the topic through a case study conducted at a computer science department in a large Nordic university. Drawing on interviews with researchers and administrative staff…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Academic Discourse
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Gorter, Durk; Cenoz, Jasone – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, we establish direct links between language policy on the one hand and assessment in multilingual contexts on the other hand. We illustrate the bi-directional relationship with the examples of the USA, Canada, and the Basque Country. That comparison is placed in the context of the changing views about the use of languages in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Language Planning, Correlation
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Wang, Xiqiao – Language and Education, 2017
The study is situated in a bridge writing course that serves multilingual international students during their first year in college. Based on interviews with 36 Chinese international students and detailed tracing of one focal student's literacy activities, this study examines the social production of a translocal literacy learning space that spans…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Writing Instruction, Introductory Courses
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