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Undervisning i engelska för alla elever i de tidigare skolåren: En nivåanpassad och inkluderande engelskundervisning
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim with this study was to explore how English as a second language can be taught in order to reach all type of students and levels. The study was carried out in a third grade class in a specific school from Sweden that works towards inclusive education and language development. The result is based on the analysis of seven observations of English lessons, two interviews and an inquiry that the students answered. Policy documents and previous research were also analyzed. Variation of the language input was a fundamental issue of all of the research results for language learning. Student activity by language use like the pupils were active by using the language: dramatizing, singing, doing rhymes, repeating, dancing, listening, guessing, reading, writing… was observed during the study. The results showed that this way of teaching leads to an activation of all students interests and motivation. Feedback and a positive environment where the student feels welcome to speak in the second language accompanied with positive response from the teacher affects the student self-confidence, which is crucial in young language learners. In conclusion, the findings of the study showed that a positive and active teaching where the students are showered with the language is the key for a level appropriate and inclusive education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Inclusion, language stimulation, language development, English teaching, language levels.
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120468OAI: diva2:928852
Educational program
Grundlärarprogrammet - förskoleklass och åk 1-3
Available from: 2016-05-17 Created: 2016-05-16 Last updated: 2016-05-17Bibliographically approved

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