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Teaching English to Young Swedes; when and why?
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As the English language holds the status of a Lingua Franca, being able to master it has become necessary in our globalised society. In Sweden, the English subject has been assigned a place along with Swedish and Mathematics as a core subject. However, of these three subjects, only English does not have specified knowledge requirements at the end of third grade. This has led to the start of English instruction varying around the nation.

This thesis investigates the factors involved in the decision-making processes regarding the start of English instruction and what attitudes lower primary school teachers have regarding the age at which the English instruction should start. An empirical study was carried out by interviewing a few stakeholders in the context of schools and sending out questionnaires to lower primary school teachers. The results indicate that a large majority of the participants were in favour for early English instruction, as according to many of them, an early start results almost exclusively in advantages for the young children. However, the results also imply that the English subject, in some cases, might be less prioritised, due to the lack of specified knowledge requirements. Based on these results, further research on how different schools interpret these non-specified knowledge requirements is suggested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL), Young children, Young Learners (YL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Early Language Learning (ELL), primary school, L2 acquisition, Attitudes
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-29927OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-29927DiVA, id: diva2:1307065
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Available from: 2019-04-25 Created: 2019-04-25

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