Primary to secondary LOTE articulation: A local case in Australia

Kleinsasser, R. (2001) Primary to secondary LOTE articulation: A local case in Australia. Foreign Language Annals, 34 3: 193-205.

Author Kleinsasser, R.
Title Primary to secondary LOTE articulation: A local case in Australia
Journal name Foreign Language Annals   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0015-718X
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 34
Issue 3
Start page 193
End page 205
Total pages 13
Place of publication Yonkers, NY, USA
Publisher American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
330205 Curriculum Studies - Other Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Education
740102 Primary education
1399 Other Education
2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture
Abstract In this study of articulation issues related to languages other than English (LOTE), "articulation" is defined and the challenges surrounding it are overviewed. Data taken from an independent school's admission documents over a 4-year period provide insights and reveal trends concerning students' preferences for language study, LOTE study continuity, and reasons for LOTE selection. The data also provides an accounting of some multiple LOTE learning experiences. The analysis indicates that many students who begin a LOTE in the early grades are thwarted in becoming proficient, because (1) continuation in the language is impossible due to unavailability of instruction; (2) expanded learning is hampered by teachers' inability to deal with a range of learners, (3) extended learning is hampered by administrative decisions or policies, or (4) students lose interest in the first LOTE and switch to another. Finally, a call is made for data gathering and research in local contexts to gain a better understanding of LOTE articulation challenges at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Keyword Articulation
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
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