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Modersmål – Hinder eller resurs: En kvalitativ studie om SVA – lärares nyttjande av elevernas modersmål
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Swedish as a second language - teachers' strategies and problems by using student’s mother tongue for second language teaching (English)
Abstract [en]

Aim:

The paper at hand has two aims. The first aim is the investigation of how teachers of Swedish as a second language (SVA) perceive and experience the use of students’ native language in SVA- class. The second aim is to study the strategies used for the inclusion of students’ native languages in the Swedish language classroom. For this purpose, three research questions are posed. The first question examines if teachers of SVA experience any advantages of including students’ native languages in their teaching. The second question takes a closer look at what challenges and/ or limitations may occur when students’ native languages are included in SVA-class and the third question investigates what strategies for the inclusion of native languages are used by both teachers and students of SVA.

Design/methodology/approach:

Empirical study made with the help of personal interviews of five SVA-teachers in high school respectively secondary high school. The answers given in the interview are analysed and qualitatively presented. The results found are discussed and compared with recent literature and research papers in the field of second language acquisition and Swedish as a second language (SVA).

Findings:

The results of the study show that teachers see considerable advantages of including students’ native languages in SVA-class and show a generally positive attitude towards the use of the former for educational purposes. Nevertheless, the balancing of the native language used in casual conversations in class or for educational purposes is seen as a challenge by the teachers taking part in this study. Furthermore, the author of this paper found that most of the teachers interviewed do not have any concrete strategies for utilizing the resource, which students’ native languages present, in a tangible way.

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2018.
Keywords [sv]
Andraspråksutveckling, modersmål, modersmålets betydelse, svenska som andraspråk, lärarperspektiv.
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Languages and Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-29608OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-29608DiVA, id: diva2:1293398
Available from: 2019-03-04 Created: 2019-03-04

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