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Henderson, Kathryn I.; Palmer, Deborah K. – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book explores the role of the teacher in dual language bilingual education (DLBE) implementation in a time of nationwide program expansion, in large part due to new and unprecedented top-down initiatives at state and district level. The book provides case studies of DLBE teachers who: (a) implemented the DLBE model with fidelity; (b)…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teacher Role, Program Implementation, Models
Martín-Laguna, Sofía – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book reports on a longitudinal study of the acquisition of pragmatic markers in written discourse in a third language (English) by secondary students living in the bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) Valencian Community in Spain. It examines pragmatic transfer, specifically positive transfer, in multilingual students from a holistic perspective,…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Longitudinal Studies
Ganassin, Sara – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book investigates the social, political and educational role of community language education in migratory contexts. It draws on an ethnographic study that investigates the significance of Mandarin-Chinese community schooling in Britain as an intercultural space for those involved. To understand the interrelation of 'language', 'culture' and…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Heritage Education, Native Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Flynn, Colin J. – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book examines the role of affective variables in the process of learning a minority language. It presents a comprehensive account of how adult learners' attitude, motivation and identity are related to their awareness of, and commitment to, different dialects and varieties as target speech models. These issues are examined in the context of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Adult Learning, Dialects
Lapresta-Rey, Cecilio, Ed.; Huguet, Ángel, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book explores how different European education systems manage multilingualism. Each chapter focuses on one of ten diverse settings (Andorra, Asturias, the Basque Country, Catalonia, England, Finland, France, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Romania) and considers how its education system is influenced by historical, sociolinguistic and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Student Diversity, Sociolinguistics, Politics of Education
Kayi-Aydar, Hayriye, Ed.; Gao, Xuesong, Ed.; Miller, Elizabeth R., Ed.; Varghese, Manka, Ed.; Vitanova, Gergana, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This volume examines the agency of second/foreign language teachers in diverse geographical contexts and in both K-12 and adult education. It offers new understandings and conceptualizations of second/foreign language teacher agency through a variety of types of empirical data. It also demonstrates the use of different methodologies or analytic…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Education
Sung, Ko-Yin; Tsai, Hsiao-Mei – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book discusses multiple aspects of Chinese dual language immersion (DLI) programs, with a focus on the controversial Utah model. The first part of the book focuses on the parents, teachers, and school administrators. It looks at the perceptions of the three groups toward the Utah model, how they build a supportive DLI classroom with an…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Immersion Programs, Administrator Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
Fang, Fan, Ed.; Widodo, Handoyo Puji, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
Although the notion of Global Englishes (GE) has been widely discussed in the literature, few books consider how GE can be translated into educational practice. This book addresses the incorporation of GE into language policy and curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and focuses on a wide range of geographical and language contexts.…
Descriptors: Official Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
Looney, Stephen Daniel, Ed.; Bhalla, Shereen, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
North American universities depend on international teaching assistants (ITAs) as a substantial part of the teaching labor force, which has led to the idea of an 'ITA problem', a deficiency model which is framed as a divergence between ITAs' linguistic competence and undergraduates' and their parents' expectations. This outdated positioning of…
Descriptors: Intonation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Pronunciation, Teaching Assistants
Arteaga, Deborah, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
The chapters in this volume, all written by experts in the field, present an array of new research on second language acquisition (SLA) that touches on several current theoretical debates in the field and present a rich range of new empirical data and a number of innovative findings. The studies address questions relating to ultimate attainment,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language, Transfer of Training
Cooke, Melanie, Ed.; Peutrell, Rob, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book addresses the politically charged issue of citizenship and English language learning among adult migrants in the UK. Whilst citizenship learning is inherent in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the book argues that top-down approaches and externally-designed curricula are not a productive or useful approach. Meaningful…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Political Attitudes
Hall, Joan Kelly, Ed.; Looney, Stephen Daniel, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
The chapters in this volume build on a growing body of ethnomethodological conversation analytic research on teaching in order to enhance our empirical understandings of teaching as embodied, contingent and jointly achieved with students in the complex management of various courses of action and larger instructional projects. Together, the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Aloud to Others
Asaoka, Chitose – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book examines the perspectives and experiences of student teachers who are in the process of becoming secondary school English teachers in Japan. It reports on the trainee teachers' attitudes towards theory and practice in their professional development. Through a discussion of what professional expertise should look like in this context, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers
Nguyen, Hanh thi, Ed.; Malabarba, Taiane, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This edited volume brings together 10 cutting-edge empirical studies on the realities of English language learning, teaching and testing in a wide range of global contexts where English is an additional language. It covers three themes: learners' development of interactional competence, the organization of teaching and testing practices, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
Narcy-Combes, Marie-Françoise; Narcy-Combes, Jean-Paul; McAllister, Julie; Leclère, Malory; Miras, Grégory – Multilingual Matters, 2019
The majority of people around the world live in multilingual societies, and so it follows that plurilingualism should be considered normal. This book proposes a flexible and adaptive framework for designing and implementing language learning environments and tasks, which will be useful for practitioners working in classrooms where many languages…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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