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dc.contributor.authorMilton, Josephine-
dc.identifier.citationMilton, J. (2016). “In English not in Maltese!”: the bilingual language use of a student teacher teaching English in Maltese primary schools. Malta Review for Educational Research, 10(2), 181-199.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I present data pertaining to the bilingual language use of a student teacher during English lessons in Maltese primary school classes. The case study was undertaken as part of a larger study, however, for the purpose of this paper I will focus only on one student teacher and a selection of her experiences. The impetus for the study came about because I was interested in finding out how English and Maltese, as the official languages of Malta, were used by student teachers while teaching primary school pupils. Classroom observations during the professional practice placement were held to find out whether Maltese, as the L1, was drawn on during English lessons. I also held interviews with the participant to obtain feedback as to when and why the first language was used during the lessons. In the primary school classrooms observed, Maltese was drawn on mainly to ensure understanding and learning, for procedural issues, to address classroom management issues and to establish a friendly atmosphere during English lessons. Both languages were used to mediate learning and to negotiate meaning and understanding.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Faculty of Educationen_GB
dc.subjectEducation, Primary -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectElementary school teachers -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectEducation, Bilingual -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectStudent teachers -- Maltaen_GB
dc.title“In English not in Maltese!” : the bilingual language use of a student teacher teaching English in Maltese primary schoolsen_GB
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dc.publication.titleMalta Review of Educational Researchen_GB
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