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Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education

1st Edition

Edited by Vasilia Kourtis-Kazoullis, Themistoklis Aravossitas, Eleni Skourtou, Peter Pericles Trifonas


22 pages | 72 B/W Illus.

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Recently intensified global mobility has reinforced the interest for ethnolinguistic diversity and multilingualism in education and society. Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education brings together current interdisciplinary perspectives in multilingual and second language education to examine research and language teaching in specific countries, as well as different aspects of multilingual education that include language policies and ICT applications.

Containing context-specific practical interventions and relevant theoretical approaches, it considers the contemporary challenges of language policies and practices to inform teacher and curriculum development based on international empirical research. The chapters of this book are centered around the following themes:

  • Educational programs and policies
  • Teaching and learning
  • Linguistic diversity
  • ICT and language learning

This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in language education, bilingual education, second/foreign language learning, CALL, and applied linguistics. It will also appeal to educational administrators and those involved with language education policies.

Table of Contents


Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education

Enrica Piccardo, University of Toronto

Part A: Educational Programs and Policies

Chapter 1

Linguistic Rights and Educational Policies: Aspects of Minority Language Education in Europe

Giorgos Mavrommatis, Democritus University of Thrace

Syrmo Kapoutsi, Democritus University of Thrace

Anastasia Karagianni, Democritus University of Thrace

Chapter 2

Building a Multilingual Learning Community: Educational Partnerships with Parents in a Multilingual Preschool in Iceland

Hanna Ragnarsodottir, University of Iceland

Chapter 3

Case Study Research on the Less Known Multilingual Educational Program of Val d’ Aran in Catalonia, Spain: Students' Attitudes

Katerina Stampolaki, Greek Open University

Chapter 4

Diversity in Language Teaching and Democratization of Education: A Critical Approach

Marianthi Oikonomakou, University of the Aegean

Emmanouil Sofos, University of the Aegean

Part B: Teaching and Learning

Chapter 5

Non-verbal Communication in Wordless Comics

Marianna Missiou, University of the Aegean

Chapter 6

Plurilingualism in Linguistically Diverse Language Classrooms: Respecting and Validating Student Identity

Angelica Galante, University of Toronto

Chapter 7

Factors Affecting, and Methods to Improve, the Language Development of EAL Learners

Kevin Norley, Bedford College

Chapter 8

Conversations Within: Journal writing as an Alternative Form of Exploration in Foreign Language Pedagogy

Vasilios Zorbas, University of Athens

Chapter 9

Lived Experiences among Learners of Chinese Origin in Complementary Schools in Spain

Iulia Mancila, University of Malaga

Chapter 10

Stories, Second Language Writers and Genre Awareness

Maria Melissourgou, University of the Aegean

Katerina Frantzi, University of the Aegean

Part C: Linguistic Diversity

Chapter 11

Identity vs. Diversity: Issues on recognition, ‘management’ and acceptance of diversity

Michalis Damanakis, University of Crete

Chapter 12

Evolution in Terms of Theoretical Conceptualization of Translanguaging in Applied Linguistics: The Example of Greek and French Language Classrooms

Helene Vasilopoulou, University of Athens/University of Angers

Chapter 13

Language Diversity in Three Italian Communities in The UΚ:

Heritage Languages and Code Switching,

Margherita Di Salvo, Università della Tuscia

Chapter 14

Acquisition of Grammatical Phenomena in French as a Foreign Language

Catherine Kiyitsioglou-Vlachou, Aristotle University

Zoi Badraka, Aristotle University

Chapter 15

Is Translanguaging a Possibility in a Language Class? Theoretical Issues and Applications in an EFL Class

Anastasia Gkaintartzi, Aristotle University,

Roula Tsokalidou, Aristotle University

Part D: ICT and Language Learning

Chapter 16

Virtual Museums of Music and Ballet in Foreign Language Education

Sladana Maric, University of Novi Sad

Chapter 17

Exploring Computer-Mediated Second Language Oral Proficiency Testing

Carla Schnitzer-Hall, University of Ottawa

Chapter 18

Augmented Reality-Based Creation of Comics in Primary Education

George Koutromanos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Alivizos Sofos, University of the Aegean

Chapter 19

Developing Pedagogically Meaningful Learning Objects for Foreign Language Education

Bessie Mitsikopoulou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Chapter 20

Blogging to Develop Writing Skills in a Greek Secondary EFL Classroom

Melissa Evangelidi, University of the Aegean

Chapter 21

Computer-Based Educational Program: Developing E-learning Skills within German Language Training for Specific Purposes

Dusan Fedic, University of Ss. Cyril und Methodius

About the Editors

Vasilia Kourtis–Kazoullis is an associate professor at the Department of Primary Education at the University of the Aegean, Greece.

Themistoklis Aravossitas teaches Modern Greek Language and Culture at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada, and teaches at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Canada.

Eleni Skourtou is a professor at the Department of Primary Education at the University of the Aegean, Greece.

Peter Pericles Trifonas is a professor at the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Language Education

The Routledge Research in Language Education series provides a platform for established and emerging scholars to present their latest research and discuss key issues in Language Education. This series welcomes books on all areas of language teaching and learning, including but not limited to language education policy and politics, multilingualism, literacy, L1, L2 or foreign language acquisition, curriculum, classroom practice, pedagogy, teaching materials, and language teacher education and development. Books in the series are not limited to the discussion of the teaching and learning of English only.

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