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Learning French in the UK setting: Policy, classroom engagement and attainable learning outcomes

Mitchell, Rosamond and Myles, Florence (2019) 'Learning French in the UK setting: Policy, classroom engagement and attainable learning outcomes.' Apples : Journal of Applied Language Studies, 13 (1). ISSN 1457-9863 (In Press)

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Abstract

Due to the contemporary dominance of English as global lingua franca, all other “foreign languages” face a number of challenges in formal education. This paper describes the recent evolution of policy and practice regarding foreign language education in England, with a particular focus on early language learning. Evidence from a classroom study of French as foreign language is used to illustrate primary school instructional practices and children’s engagement in this setting, and their learning outcomes. Conclusions are drawn concerning sustainable approaches to the teaching of languages other than English in the early school years, in an English-dominated linguistic landscape.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 14:17
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2019 14:17
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23888

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