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Multilingualism and the multilingual pedagogical approach as an important tool for the European integration

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dc.contributor.author Diaconu, Luminița
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-10T10:11:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-10T10:11:44Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.isbn 978-9975-75-899-4
dc.identifier.uri ${dspace.ui.url}/handle/1234567890/370
dc.description DIACONU, Luminiţa. Multilingualism and the multilingual pedagogical approach as an important tool for the European integration. In: Competitivitatea şi inovarea în economia cunoaşterii [online]: conf. şt. intern., 22-23 sept., 2017: Culegere de articole. Chişinău: ASEM, 2018, vol. 4, pp. 150-155. E-ISBN 978-9975-75-899-4. en_US
dc.description.abstract Knowledge of teachers’ beliefs is central to understanding teachers’ decision-making in the classroom. The present study explores international language teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism and the use of a multilingual pedagogical approach in the third-language (L3) classroom. This study analysed data collected via focus group discussions with 12 teachers of French (N = 4), German (N = 2) and Spanish (N = 6) using qualitative content analysis. Three main themes emerged from the analysis. (1) The teachers view multilingualism as a potentially positive asset. Although they think that multilingualism has benefited their own language learning, they do not conclude that multilingualism is automatically an asset to students. (2) The teachers claim to make frequent use of their students’ linguistic knowledge of English when teaching the L3. However, the teachers rarely focus on the transfer of learning strategies because they believe that learning an L3 is completely different from learning the second language L2 English. (3) The teachers think that collaboration across languages could enhance students’ language learning; however, no such collaboration currently exists. JEL CLASSIFICATION: A 23 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ASEM en_US
dc.subject multilingualism en_US
dc.subject third-language learning en_US
dc.subject teachers’ beliefs en_US
dc.subject multilingual pedagogy en_US
dc.subject language awareness en_US
dc.subject language learning strategies en_US
dc.title Multilingualism and the multilingual pedagogical approach as an important tool for the European integration en_US


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