Safford, Kimberly and Costley, Tracy
'I try to open my ears': experiences and strategies of students learning English as an Additional Language and studying for higher education.
National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum, UK.
The paper draws on interviews with secondary school students learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) in mainstream settings in the UK, where the students describe their resources and strategies for learning English in multiple social and academic contexts. Silence and self-study emerge as key survival strategies, whilst multilingual family and friendship networks play key roles in supporting their day-to-day schoolwork and future ambitions.
Safford, K. and Costley, T. (2008) ‘I didn't speak for the first year’: Silence, self-study and student stories of English language learning in mainstream education in Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching (eds Lamb, T. and Reinders, H.) Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Vol 2 No 2 136-151 ISSN: 1750-1229
Leung, C. and Safford, K. (2005) Non-traditional students in higher education: EAL and Literacies Literacies Across Educational Contexts: mediating learning and teaching (Ed. Brian Street) Philadelphia: Caslon Chapter 15 ISBN 0-9727507 pp 303-324
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