Learning a second language in first language environments

E. Bernhardt, D. J. Tedick

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Abstract

This article traces curriculum developments in language teaching since the mid-1970s. The 1970s were chosen because they denote a time of massive global movement of immigration and expatriation that carried with it a profound impact on language education. The time frame also coincides with an awakening of research in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and second-language acquisition. The article places language learning against a backdrop of these research thrusts as well as against global political, economic, and technological forces. Key themes discussed are notions of doing and meaning, proficiency orientations; content-based language instruction; and immersion models for language acquisition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
EditorsE. Baker, P. Peterson, B. McGaw
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherElsevier
Pages441-446
Number of pages6
Edition3rd Edition
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Common european framework
  • Content and language integrated learning (CLIL)
  • Content-based instruction (CBI)
  • Foreign language
  • Immersion
  • Languages other than english (LOTE)
  • Non-native teachers
  • Proficiency
  • Second-language acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Standards
  • Teacher education and development

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