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Awareness Matters

Author : Claudia Finkbeiner
ISBN : 9781317655800
Genre : Education
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This collection argues that being aware of and reflecting on language form and language use is a powerful tool, not only in language learning, but also in wider society. It adopts an interdisciplinary stance: one chapter argues the need for Language Awareness in business contexts, while another examines the role of critical cultural awareness and Language Awareness in education as ‘bildung’. Others report on research studies in language classrooms and in teacher education. Language Awareness is interrogated from a range of perspectives such as peer interaction, teaching young learners, learner strategies and strategies for writing, online reading, and oral fluency training. The scope is global, including contributions from Canada, Germany, Iran, Japan, Spain, and the UK, and covers bilingual as well as multilingual contexts. The book will be of interest to language teachers, language teacher educators, other language professionals, and generally to the language aware. This book was originally published as a special issue of Language Awareness.

Sprach Und Kulturreflexives Lernen In Deutsch Als Fremdsprache

Author : Beate Baumann
ISBN : 9783732904303
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Mehrsprachigkeit sowie das Neben- und Miteinander verschiedener Kulturen erleben wir zunehmend im Alltag, wesentlich konzentrierter jedoch im Fremdsprachenunterricht. Die Konfrontation mit sprachlicher und kultureller Vielfalt und der konstruktive Umgang damit sind für die Lernenden eine große Herausforderung. Ein reflektierendes und bewusstmachendes Vorgehen kann und sollte dabei die Entwicklung interkultureller und symbolischer Kompetenzen sowie die Auseinandersetzung mit identitären Aspekten einbeziehen. Wie das gelingt und welche Bedeutung die Reflexivität für kultur- und sprachbezogene Lernprozesse hat, zeigt Beate Baumann am Beispiel eines didaktischen Projekts, in dem sich italienische DaF-Lernende in einem internationalen Lernsetting mit Texten der interkulturellen Literatur auseinandergesetzt haben.

Culture And Identity Through English As A Lingua Franca

Author : Will Baker
ISBN : 9781501502149
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The use of English as a global lingua franca has given rise to new challenges and approaches in our understanding of language and communication. One area where ELF (English as a lingua franca) studies, both from an empirical and theoretical orientation, have the potential for significant developments is in our understanding of the relationships between language, culture and identity. ELF challenges traditional assumptions concerning the purposed 'inexorable' link between a language and a culture. Due to the multitude of users and contexts of ELF communication the supposed language, culture and identity correlation, often conceived at the national level, appears simplistic and naïve. However, it is equally naïve to assume that ELF is a culturally and identity neutral form of communication. All communication involves participants, purposes, contexts and histories, none of which are 'neutral'. Thus, we need new approaches to understanding the relationship between language, culture and identity which are able to account for the multifarious and dynamic nature of ELF communication.

Handbuch Fremdsprachenunterricht

Author : Karl-Richard Bausch
ISBN : 9783825286552
Genre : Education
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Die 6. Auflage des Standardwerkes zum Thema Fremdsprachenunterricht wurde vollständig überarbeitet und berücksichtigt aktuelle Entwicklungen. Das Handbuch ist ein unentbehrliches Werk für alle, die mit dem Lehren und Lernen von Fremd- und Zweitsprachen befasst sind. Ein besonderer Fokus liegt auf der Einbeziehung aktueller Themen wie Globalisierung, Migration und Mehrsprachigkeitskonzepte. Verstärkt berücksichtigt wurden in der Neuauflage auch Lernerperspektiven und Lernerbiografien. "Eine großartige Orientierunghilfe für jeden, der mit Fremdsprachen zu tun hat." ("Moderne Sprachen") Der Leser erhält eine aktuelle, übersichtliche Darstellung des Themas für Forschung, Unterricht und Praxis.

Language Education And Society In A Changing World

Author : Tina Hickey
ISBN : 185359315X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book addresses many of the issues facing language teachers, researchers and policy makers in a world where languages are becoming extinct at an alarming rate and are frequently the focus for dispute and conflict.

Literacy Matters

Author : Mary Kalantzis
ISBN : 9781863350532
Genre : Literacy
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Exploration of the ways in which literacy and its teaching has changed to reflect a new diversity of racial, social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Contributors explore the emergence of 'multiliteracies': from the more broad perspectives of policy implications to specific case studies in classroom and home settings. Simultaneously published in paperback and downloadable PDF format. Includes notes on contributors and references.

Bilingual Children S Language And Literacy Development

Author : Roger Barnard
ISBN : 1853597112
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book contains case studies relating the experience of bilingual children in various settings in New Zealand primary schools. The contexts include a Maori bilingual school, a Samoan bilingual unit, and mainstream classrooms which cater for immigrant and deaf children. Suggestions for educational policy, teacher development and research are made.

Sociolinguistics And Language Education

Author : Nancy H. Hornberger
ISBN : 9781847692825
Genre : Education
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This book provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, including topics of nationalism and popular culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, ideologies and power, across language education contexts ranging from the teaching of English as an international language to Indigenous language revitalization.

Language Power And Pedagogy

Author : Prof. Jim Cummins
ISBN : 9781847698445
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Population mobility is at an all-time high in human history. One result of this unprecedented movement of peoples around the world is that in many school systems monolingual and monocultural students are the exception rather than the rule, particularly in urban areas. This shift in demographic realities entails enormous challenges for educators and policy-makers. What do teachers need to know in order to teach effectively in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts? How long does it take second language learners to acquire proficiency in the language of school instruction? What are the differences between attaining conversational fluency in everyday contexts and developing proficiency in the language registers required for academic success? What adjustments do we need to make in curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure that second-language learners understand what is being taught and are assessed in a fair and equitable manner? How long do we need to wait before including second-language learners in high-stakes national examinations and assessments? What role (if any) should be accorded students’ first language in the curriculum? Do bilingual education programs work well for poor children from minority-language backgrounds or should they be reserved only for middle-class children from the majority or dominant group? In addressing these issues, this volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher–student interaction in the classroom. Effective instruction will inevitably challenge patterns of coercive power relations in both school and society.

The Languages Of Africa And The Diaspora

Author : Jo Anne Kleifgen
ISBN : 9781847691330
Genre : Education
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This book takes a fresh look at subordinated vernacular languages in the context of African, Caribbean, and US educational landscapes, highlighting the social cost of linguistic exceptionalism for speakers of these languages. Chapters describe contravening movements toward various forms of linguistic diversity and offer a comprehensive approach to language awareness in educative settings.

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