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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
Rokita-Jaskow, Joanna, Ed.; Ellis, Melanie, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book provides a holistic overview of what leads to success in foreign language learning at an early age and deepens our understanding of early foreign language learning. The studies use an array of methodological approaches to research learners aged between three and ten, as well as their parents and teachers, in instructional, minimal-input…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Young Children, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
Zein, Subhan, Ed.; Garton, Sue, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
Language teacher education is widely identified as one of the most important areas that needs addressing in order to improve early language instruction, yet research into teacher education for early language teachers remains relatively sparse. This volume responds to this gap by compiling studies with diverse methodological tenets from a wide…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Educational Research
Coady, Maria – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book examines the educational gaps that multilingual students in rural communities experience. It argues that responsive, successful relationships between schools and multilingual families are a crucial aspect of all educators' work and that no single strategy will work for all families. Rural multilingual family engagement involves building…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Rural Areas, Family School Relationship, Family Involvement
Larrotta, Clarena – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book centralizes the narratives of adult English language learners, teachers, and trainee teachers in the development of a humanistic language pedagogy; their strengths, concerns, and stories inform this practical guide to adult literacy development and English language-culture learning and teaching. The author sets the need to educate the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Sylvén, Liss Kerstin, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book provides a rich and unique longitudinal account of content and language integrated learning (CLIL). The chapters report on the findings from a large-scale, three-year research project undertaken at senior high school level in Sweden. The ecological perspective, with quantitative and qualitative methods, gives voice to both learners and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, High Schools, English (Second Language)
Risager, Karen – Multilingual Matters, 2018
This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for the analysis of representations of culture, society and the world in textbooks for foreign and second language learning. The framework is transferable to other kinds of learning materials and to other subjects. The framework distinguishes between five approaches: national studies,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Textbook Content, Culture, Citizenship Education
Arias, M. Beatriz, Ed.; Fee, Molly, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
In the last 20 years dual language education programs have increased in number and expanded in range. Whereas once they were predominantly focused at the elementary level, they now span from pre-K through to high school. This book examines the key attributes of successful dual language programs, as well as the challenges and opportunities involved…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Profiles, Educational Objectives
Wong, Mary Shepard, Ed.; Mahboob, Ahmar, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
This collection of 16 reflective accounts and data-driven studies explores the interrelationship of religious identity and English Language Teaching (ELT). The chapters broaden a topic which has traditionally focused on Christianity by including Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and non-religious perspectives. They address the ways in which faith and ELT…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Behrens, Susan J. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that their professors often cannot agree among themselves on a definition and a set of rules. "Understanding Language Use in the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Classroom Communication, Instructional Materials, Web Sites
Palmer, Deborah K. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
Leadership takes on a tone of urgency when we are struggling for justice. At the same time, the right to lead -- the agency to embrace a leadership identity -- can also feel more distant when we are marginalized by the dominant society. For bilingual education teachers working with immigrant communities, the development of critical consciousness,…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Social Change, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Educators
Adger, Carolyn Temple, Ed.; Snow, Catherine E., Ed.; Christian, Donna, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
Rising enrollments of students for whom English is not a first language mean that every teacher -- whether teaching kindergarten or high school algebra -- is a language teacher. This book explains what teachers need to know about language in order to be more effective in the classroom, and it shows how teacher education might help them gain that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Wright, Clare, Ed.; Piske, Thorsten, Ed.; Young-Scholten, Martha, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
This book examines key issues in theories of what language is and what happens in the mind during second language acquisition (SLA), inspiring readers to think in new and exciting ways about language learning and teaching. Chapters, written by both established and rising star scholars, provide cutting-edge insights and new empirical findings on…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Syntax, Phonetics
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