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Teaching and learning English in a multicultural classroom: strategies and opportunities

Teaching and learning English in a multicultural classroom: strategies and opportunities PurposeThis paper aims to explore the beliefs and experiences of a group of teachers endeavouring to enhance their students’ learning of English while adapting to a multicultural classroom reality.Design/methodology/approachThe paper is based on the results of a case study involving a number of semi-structured interviews.FindingsThe paper illustrates how the teachers and their learners adopted a number of strategies to make the most of the opportunities of learning English within a multilingual context.Originality/valueThis paper underscores the role that language-in-education policies can play in enhancing the teaching and learning of English in a multicultural classroom. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for Multicultural Education Emerald Publishing

Teaching and learning English in a multicultural classroom: strategies and opportunities

Journal for Multicultural Education , Volume 10 (1): 14 – Apr 11, 2016

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2053-535X
DOI
10.1108/JME-04-2015-0012
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to explore the beliefs and experiences of a group of teachers endeavouring to enhance their students’ learning of English while adapting to a multicultural classroom reality.Design/methodology/approachThe paper is based on the results of a case study involving a number of semi-structured interviews.FindingsThe paper illustrates how the teachers and their learners adopted a number of strategies to make the most of the opportunities of learning English within a multilingual context.Originality/valueThis paper underscores the role that language-in-education policies can play in enhancing the teaching and learning of English in a multicultural classroom.

Journal

Journal for Multicultural EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 11, 2016

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