Rethinking second language learning : using intergenerational community resources

Rethinking second language learning : using intergenerational community resources. Edited by Marisa Cordella and Hui Huang Bristol, United Kingdom: Multilingual Matters, 2016.

Title Rethinking second language learning : using intergenerational community resources
Place of Publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Publication year 2016
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 98
Series Second Language Acquisition
ISBN 9781783095391
Editor Marisa Cordella
Hui Huang
Total number of pages 241
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This book evaluates a project where formal classroom learning of a second language was supplemented with informal, natural interactions with older native speakers of the target language, delivering a number of pedagogical and societal benefits. The authors introduce a model of intergenerational, intercultural encounters which aims to promote the use of community language resources; enrich the experiences of young learners; foster greater understanding between generations; break down cultural stereotypes; encourage appreciation of different cultures and enhance the quality of life and community engagement of older people with a bi/​multilingual background. It draws on theories of language acquisition, discourse analysis and psychosocial perspectives to propose a model of language learning for students that can be used for any language or locality. It is therefore an essential resource for graduate students, researchers and language teachers as well as for education, aged and youth care policy makers, practitioners and community services workers who are interested in innovative language pedagogy.
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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