Adolescents' Perceptions of English Outside of School - A Study of Four Young People's Thoughts on English in Their Spare Time

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Title Adolescents' Perceptions of English Outside of School - A Study of Four Young People's Thoughts on English in Their Spare Time
Author(s) Lundgren, Caroline
Date 2006
English abstract
This study investigates adolescents’ perceptions and thoughts on English outside of school. Adolescents come in contact with English everywhere these days and English has become more of a second language than a foreign language in today’s society. The purpose of this study is to get a deeper understanding of what young people think about the English they meet in their spare time. Four young people who are all ninth-graders were interviewed for the study. They were asked questions about where they meet English in their spare time, how they use the language and how they learn English outside of school. Their responses show that adolescents come in contact with English through different sources, they use the language according to their interests and they all go about learning English in different ways.
Swedish abstract
I denna studie undersöks ungdomars uppfattningar och tankar om engelska utanför skolan. Nu för tiden kommer ungdomar i kontakt med engelska överallt och engelska har blivit mer av ett andraspråk än ett främmande språk i dagens samhälle. Syftet med studien är att få en djupare förståelse i vad ungdomar tänker om den engelska som de möter på sin fritid. Fyra niondeklassare har intervjuats och de har svarat på frågor om var de möter engelska på sin fritid, hur de använder språket och hur de lär sig engelska utanför skolan. Deras svar visar att ungdomar kommer i kontakt med engelska genom olika källor, de använder språket beroende på deras intressen och de lär sig engelska på olika sätt utanför skolan.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Lärarutbildningen
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) adolescents
English
outside of school
spare time
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/2565 (link to this page)

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