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This is often an account of a huge examine undertaking which experiences the contribution of international language educating to rookies' perceptions of and attitudes in the direction of the folks and lifestyle whose language they're studying. instructing and studying within the secondary college have been investigated via qualitative and quantitative equipment over a 3-year interval. The research types the numerous intra- and extra-school impacts and assets of data and dating of language instructing to different components in beginners' atmosphere. through evaluating those instances with a terrific version of language and tradition instructing, the publication issues the way in which in the direction of amendment and development of current practices.

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I: So did she like them, were they nice? P: They were alright but not my type. ) The image of the French as well-dressed was apparent amongst some of the junior girls and influenced responses upon other issues: I: Do you think they are well paid or not well paid? P: Most of them are rich. French people are rich. I: What makes you say that? P: Because they all seem to be well-dressed on photos and that. ) Having stated further that their trousers and skirts were different she elaborated upon the latter: Well theirs could be like flouncy, ours are quite tight.

P: Well in short trousers. I: Is this the men or the women or the children? P: The men and, like, jumpers. The women just, like, skirts and tee-shirts and jumpers sort of thing. That's the way I think of them. I: Is that very different to how we would dress over here? P: No, not really. Maybe the men in short trousers. (378/10) A girl in the same school class (M group) used her knowledge of French costume to provide a reason for choosing France as a country to live in: < previous page page_32 next page > < previous page page_33 next page > Page 33 I: Why would you like to live there?

More than two case-studies would have been impractical with respect to time and funds available. Similar considerations determined the choice of a study of two cohorts rather than a longitudinal study. Access to schools was then sought through formal and informal channels. Eventually two schools were chosen which were considered by the education adviser in the area and by the researchers themselves to be unexceptional for the area in terms of the kinds of pupil attending and the kind of language teaching practised.

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