Download PDF by Annick De Houwer, Antje Wilton: English in Europe Today: Sociocultural and Educational

By Annick De Houwer, Antje Wilton

ISBN-10: 9027287341

ISBN-13: 9789027287342

This quantity discusses numerous aspects of English in modern-day multilingual Europe. It emphasizes the interdependence among cultures, languages and events that effect its use. This interdependence is especially correct to ecu settings the place English is being realized as a moment language. Such studying occasions represent the middle concentration of the ebook. the quantity is exclusive in bringing jointly empirical reports interpreting components that advertise the educational of English in Europe. instead of assuming that English is a probability to linguistic variety and cultural independence, those reports talk about psycholinguistic elements equivalent to the enter, and sociolinguistic elements corresponding to the kind of English that's specific in studying. The contributing authors are well-established experts who've labored on multilingualism, English as a Lingua Franca and moment language acquisition. The booklet might be of curiosity to utilized linguists, sociolinguists and academics of English as a overseas language.

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These results do not, however, necessarily prove the positive effect of CLIL, since there are substantial differences in the amount of instruction. Students in the CLIL programs had the regular English language classes plus a subject through the medium of English and that accounted for 300 hours more of exposure to English than the non-CLIL students. The results prove that more exposure to English by using English as the medium of instruction to teach a school subject produces better results, but it is not clear whether these results could have been obtained by just increasing the number of English language classes.

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