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Marhaba, hej and hello – Teaching multilinguals in Swedish EFL classrooms: A study on linguistic diversity, teachers’ attitudes and the use of translanguaging in Swedish schools
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English. År.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines English teachers’ attitudes in regard to linguistic diversity, multilingualism, and translanguaging. The goal of this study is to highlight and explore potential problems that may arise in linguistically diverse classrooms. Furthermore, the study compares its data with the data presented in Haynalka Berényi-Kiss’s (2012) study. A qualitative study was conducted in the form of interviews of two teachers, teacher A and teacher B. The data show some differences between the views and/or attitudes. A difference can also be seen when the data is compared to Berényi-Kiss (2012) data. The teachers in this study shared a positive outlook on their multilingual students and the schools’ linguistic diversity. They explicitly describe the way they teach in a linguistically diverse classroom with multilingual students. Teacher A had an English only approach in the classroom since she thought it would immerse the students in the language. Teacher B, in comparison, did not use an English only norm but a quasi-English norm where she would teach in Swedish if something was hard for her students to understand. In short, the teachers share attitudes and beliefs but teach in different ways.

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2019. , p. 51
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Multilingualism, Second Language Studies, Teaching, Multilingual pedagogy, Translanguaging, Linguistic Diversity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-169470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-169470DiVA, id: diva2:1321413
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Available from: 2019-06-19 Created: 2019-06-07 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved

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