Languages in the primary classroom: teachers’ views and practices

Abstract

This article draws on data from a British Council-funded project which aimed both to compare global early English language learning (EELL) pedagogic practices in 2020 with those in 2010 and to investigate current EELL teaching and learning in primary schools. The project had an explicit focus on classroom language practice, that is, the languages teachers (and learners) use to deliver and learn English content, a key pedagogic concern in the literature. This article first compares survey data on classroom language use in 2010 and 2020 before presenting a more in-depth consideration of the 2020 data from fourteen case studies to give an overview of current classroom language practices.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccac041
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > English Languages and Applied Linguistics
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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: Copyright © The Author(s), 2022. Published by Oxford University Press; all rights reserved. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in ELT Journal following peer review. The version of record, 'Copland, Fiona, Garton, Sue and Barnett, Camilla (2023). Languages in the primary classroom: teachers’ views and practices. ELT Journal, 77 (1), pp. 11-22,' is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccac041.
Uncontrolled Keywords: translanguaging,young learners,primary schools,L1,teachers' views
Publication ISSN: 1477-4526
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024 18:33
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 16:23
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Related URLs: https://academi ... ccac041/6871054 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2023-01
Published Online Date: 2022-12-03
Accepted Date: 2022-12-03
Authors: Copland, Fiona
Garton, Sue (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7421-0858)
Barnett, Camilla

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