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Jang, Soon Young – Language and Education, 2020
Canada has been largely relying on immigration for population growth. Consequently, early childhood education (ECE) programs in Canadian cities are becoming increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse. Yet, few studies have explored the experiences of immigrant families in ECE programs. This study explores the perspectives and experiences…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Korean Americans, Korean, Parent Attitudes
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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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Zhao, Sumin; Flewitt, Rosie – Language and Education, 2020
In this paper, we present a research approach that makes visible how young children in Chinese immigrant families muster their multilingual, multimodal and multisemiotic repertoires as they interact with distant family and friends on social media. The approach brings multimodal social semiotics into conversation with translanguaging to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Asians, Social Media, Code Switching (Language)
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Leyland, Christopher – Language and Education, 2020
To support international students using English as a second language, many universities now provide access to one-to-one writing tutorials with language teaching specialists. Although writing tutorials have become widespread, the current study is one of very few investigations into their interactional unfolding. This study examines advice giving…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Specialists
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Yussof, Nurul Taqiah; Sun, He – Language and Education, 2020
Existing studies are inconclusive about if and how children's stronger language can support target language instruction. This study analyzed 29 Malay language teachers' switching practices, reasons for switching, and perceptions of their Malay-English bilingual children's language preferences and needs, in Singaporean preschool classrooms. 5…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Indonesian Languages, Language Usage, Code Switching (Language)
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Chao, Xia – Language and Education, 2020
This 17-month ethnographic case study, which is grounded in the notions of citizenship, language, and Bakhtin's ideological becoming, examines the complex interplay of ideologies of citizenship, language, and identity in a church-based citizenship class in a Northeastern U.S. city. This study reveals the disconnects of ideologies of citizenship…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Refugees, Case Studies, Ethnography
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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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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Mills, Kathy A. – Language and Education, 2019
While humour and laughter create conditions that are conducive for learning, different forms of children's humour have been given little attention in research on digital media, literacy learning, and multimodal design. Applying a Bakhtinian lens, we analyse carnivalesque videos created by elementary students as part of the formal curriculum. We…
Descriptors: Humor, Films, Learning Processes, Literacy
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Cunningham, Clare – Language and Education, 2019
Teachers' attitudes towards children's languages and culture have been shown to be instrumental in children's developing self-esteem and academic achievement. Attitudes and the frequently attendant local policies about languages beyond English (LBE) in schools therefore need to be clear for children, as negative or contradictory discourses can…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, English (Second Language)
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Jiang, Anne Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Language and Education, 2019
To promote English learning is an alleged benefit of implementing English-medium-instruction (EMI). However, English learning is supposed to occur incidentally in most EMI contexts. From the linguistic-ecological perspective, incidental language learning is premised on two conditions: linguistic inputs are perceived by learners as affordances,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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McKinney, Carolyn; Tyler, Robyn – Language and Education, 2019
Language ideologies profoundly shape and constrain the use of language as a resource for learning in 'multilingual' or linguistically diverse classrooms. In this paper, we draw attention in particular to the ideology of languages as stable, boundaried objects and to the colonial invention of African languages. Against this backdrop, we analyse an…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Code Switching (Language), Semiotics, Bilingualism
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Ollerhead, Sue – Language and Education, 2019
Despite the growing numbers of migrant students enrolling in Australian secondary schools, and an official acknowledgment of their complex support and learning needs, there has been little policy focus on the pedagogical changes that need to be made by teachers to accommodate these needs. There is also little understanding of the depth and…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Multilingualism, Student Needs, Cultural Capital
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Prinsloo, Mastin; Krause, Lara-Stephanie – Language and Education, 2019
Prevalent approaches to classroom languaging and bilingual education interpret the practices of multilingual groups of people through a monolingual lens that obscures the fluid languaging and semiotic practices of contemporary communities who engage in dynamic semiotic and linguistic practices, rather than 'add' one language to another in the form…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Semiotics
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Odugu, Desmond I.; Lemieux, Camille N. – Language and Education, 2019
Despite advances in multilingual education (MLE) scholarship, education in most African societies remain characteristically congruent with colonial normative monolingual and transitional multilingual policies, which limit the use of native language(s) as media of instruction to early primary schooling. This contributes to poor educational and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, African Languages, Elementary School Students
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