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The use of and attitudes towards English as Lingua Franca among multilingual upper secondary pupils at international schools in Sweden
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In recent years both the number of multilingual children and the number of international schools with English as the language of instruction have grown and continue to grow in Sweden. The aim of this study is to see how Swedish multilingual upper secondary students at international schools in Sweden use and perceive English as their language of communication. A questionnaire was used to investigate the students’ use of and attitudes towards ELF.

The questions were divided into categories having to do with the importance of English, the students’ use of English, their attitudes towards English and effects on identity. The results showed that the English language plays an important role in the life of the majority of the participating students. They use English on a daily basis both for school and leisure activities and see the English language as an important, valued and natural part of their identities.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
English as Lingua Franca, multilinguals, international schools, language attitudes, students
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Languages and Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-29611OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-29611DiVA, id: diva2:1293520
Available from: 2019-03-05 Created: 2019-03-05

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