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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
Bond, Bee – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book focuses on the nexus of language, disciplinary content and knowledge communication against the background of the economic, cultural and ideological forces of Higher Education's current push for internationalisation. It suggests the need for a greater synergy between language and content experts and argues that change needs to be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, International Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Mynard, Jo; Burke, Michael; Hooper, Daniel; Kushida, Bethan; Lyon, Phoebe; Sampson, Ross; Taw, Phillip – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book provides an in-depth exploration of psychological phenomena affecting language learning within a social learning space. Drawing on the literature from identity in second language learning, communities of practice and learner beliefs, in conjunction with other individual difference factors, it uncovers perceptions and assumptions that…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Psychological Patterns, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Fassetta, Giovanna, Ed.; Al-Masri, Nazmi, Ed.; Phipps, Alison, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book details online academic collaborations between universities in Europe, the USA and Palestine. The chapters recount the challenges and successes of online collaborations which promote academic connections and conversations with the Gaza Strip, despite a continuing blockade imposed on Gaza since 2007, and forge relationships between…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Universities, Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Relationship
Lambert, Craig, Ed.; Oliver, Rhonda, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book examines the use of tasks in second language instruction in a variety of international contexts, and addresses the need for a better understanding of how tasks are used in teaching and program-level decision-making. The chapters consider the key issues, examples, benefits and challenges that teachers, program designers and researchers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
Muir, Christine – Multilingual Matters, 2020
Directed motivational currents (DMCs) are goal-directed motivational surges in pursuit of a much-desired personal outcome. This book introduces the reader to cutting-edge theory and research in second language learner motivation and presents empirical research which investigates DMCs in the context of language learning. The studies explore the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
Bernstein, Katie A. – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book follows four emergent bilingual students in an English-medium pre-kindergarten in the US as they navigate the social and linguistic demands of school. It illustrates how students' differing classroom social positions shaped their participation in interaction and, in turn, their English language learning across a school year. With a…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Kindergarten
Mar-Molinero, Clare, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book contributes to understanding research approaches for studying multilingualism in the context of contemporary superdiversity, in environments that are being dramatically transformed by transnational migration and movement of peoples. It explores language in urban contexts: the city as a site for experimentation and creativity in language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Attitude Change, Creativity, Language Usage
Rudolph, Nathanael, Ed.; Selvi, Ali Fuad, Ed.; Yazan, Bedrettin, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book addresses two critical calls pertaining to language education. Firstly, for attention to be paid to the transdisciplinary nature and complexity of learner identity and interaction in the classroom and secondly, for the need to attend to conceptualizations of and approaches to manifestations of (in)equity in the sociohistorical contexts…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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
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