The use of Swedish in teaching English in the multilingual classroom

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Publication Student thesis
Title The use of Swedish in teaching English in the multilingual classroom
Author(s) Karlsson, Anna
Date 2010
English abstract
The purpose of this dissertation has been to get a deeper understanding of how, when and why the English teachers of year 6-9 at a particular multilingual school use Swedish when they teach English in a multilingual classroom. Data were collected through notes taken during observations of two teachers during one lesson each. After observing the teachers I conducted one interview with them each. Swedish was used mostly when grammar was explained and when work was done with vocabulary. If Swedish dominated during a lesson or not, depended on what was being done during the lesson. The main reason given why the teachers used Swedish in teaching English was that they were not trained to teach English in a multilingual classroom where Swedish is not the first language of all the pupils. The teachers felt it was difficult to speak English during a whole lesson when they were teaching a group of pupils who had a low level of English.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Lärarutbildningen
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) multilingual classroom
third language acquisition
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/11097 (link to this page)

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