Reference : Developing children’s language learner strategies at primary school.
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
Arts & humanities : Languages & linguistics
Developing children’s language learner strategies at primary school.
Kirsch, Claudine mailto [Goldsmiths]
Education 3-13. Special Issue: What can primary languages offer the curriculum?
Taylor & Francis
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
[en] strategies ; experiences ; primary school ; sociocultural theory
[en] This article discusses the strategy repertoires and strategy development of six English children who learned foreign languages at primary school. My study differs from mainstream research, in that it focuses on young children and on the development of their strategies, draws on sociocultural theory and uses ethnographic methods. My findings show that the six children developed a range of strategies over the course of a calendar year in spite of receiving no direct strategy instruction. The primary classroom encouraged learner autonomy and stimulated children to reflect on their learning which, in turn, enabled them to refine their strategies.

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Open access
Educ3-13AAM version.docAuthor postprint117 kBView/Open

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.