1st Edition

Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education

ISBN 9780815346869
Published October 25, 2018 by Routledge
22 Pages - 72 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Part A: Educational Programs and Policies

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

Giorgos Mavrommatis, Syrmo Kapoutsi, and Anastasia Karagianni

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

Hanna Ragnarsodottir

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

Katerina Stampolaki

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

Marianthi Oikonomakou and Emmanouil Sofos

Part B: Teaching and Learning

5. Non-verbal Communication in Wordless Comics

Marianna Missiou

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

Angelica Galante

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

Kevin Norley

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

Vasilios Zorbas

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

Iulia Mancila

10. Stories, Second Language Writers and Genre Awareness

Maria Melissourgou and Katerina Frantzi

Part C: Linguistic Diversity

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

Michalis Damanakis

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

Helene Vasilopoulou

13. Language Diversity in Three Italian Communities in The UΚ:Heritage Languages and Code Switching

Margherita Di Salvo

14. Acquisition of Grammatical Phenomena in French as a Foreign Language

Catherine Kiyitsioglou-Vlachou and Zoi Badraka

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

Anastasia Gkaintartzi and Roula Tsokalidou

Part D: ICT and Language Learning

16. Virtual Museums of Music and Ballet in Foreign Language Education

Sladana Maric

17. Exploring Computer-Mediated Second Language Oral Proficiency Testing

Carla Schnitzer-Hall

18. Augmented Reality-Based Creation of Comics in Primary Education

George Koutromanos and Alivizos Sofos

19. Developing Pedagogically Meaningful Learning Objects for Foreign Language Education

Bessie Mitsikopoulou

20. Blogging to Develop Writing Skills in a Greek Secondary EFL Classroom

Melissa Evangelidi

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

Dusan Fedic

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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.