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Roy, Sylvie; Schafer, Paul-Christophe – Language and Education, 2015
This paper looks at reading in French immersion and how learning French is seen more as a skill rather than a social practice that could be examined through a more critical lens. Most of the teachers often teach students how to read but rarely will they discuss the role of French in Canadian society and how this is manifested in the texts they…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning
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Enright, Kerry Anne; Torres-Torretti, Daniela; Carreon, Orlando – Language and Education, 2012
In this article, we examine the relationship between classroom talk, teacher-student roles and paradigms for literacy and learning in two ninth-grade English Language Arts classes. Our goal was to understand how these roles and practices socialized students into norms for academic language and literacy as they read and wrote poetry in preparation…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 9, Classroom Communication, Teacher Role
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Lo, Yuen Yi; Murphy, Victoria A. – Language and Education, 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate vocabulary knowledge and growth across two different language-learning programmes in Hong Kong. The two programmes compared were English immersion programmes (IM) and regular English second-language programmes (RL2). While previous research has identified an overall advantage to IM with respect to language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Comparative Analysis
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Bloome, David; Beierle, Marlene; Grigorenko, Margaret; Goldman, Susan – Language and Education, 2009
Framed within interactional sociolinguistics, microethnographic discourse analysis, and cognitive science, we examine how intercontextuality, collective memories, and classroom chronotopes were used in generating learning opportunities in a ninth-grade language arts classroom. Five consecutive videorecorded lessons were analyzed focusing on how…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Sociolinguistics, Language Arts, Discourse Analysis