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Extramural English aktiviteter: En nödvändighet även i klassrummet
Dalarna University, School of Teacher Education.
2022 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The constantly developing society means that English is becoming an increasingly common feature in young people's lives. In many cases, students are not only consumers but also producers of the English language in activities that they spend their spare time on. Students may bring more language skills than ever from home and the question is whether the teachers manage to use this to their advantage in the classroom. Extramural English is a term that includes all the English that students encounter outside of school. The purpose of this study is to find out which EE activities that students engage themselves in and why they choose some to engage in these. Also to find out if the students can see similarities with these activities and their classroom teaching. Previous studies in this area have shown that students spend a large part of their free time on activities that contain English. Other studies have shown that teachers experience students as unmotivated to learn English in school. The present study includes eight semi-structured interviews with students in grades 5–6, all from Sweden. The results showed that students take on many activities that include English several hours a week. The results also showed some change in which activities are chosen by students now a days compared to previous studies. The results also showed that some students experience similarities between their Extramural English activities and the classroom teaching. The result that was most interesting, however, was why the students choose a certain type of activity and that the activity itself does not matter to much. If it contains something that the students find fun or interesting. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022.
Keywords [en]
Extramural English, Out of class English, classroom teaching, motivation
Keywords [sv]
Extramural English, fritidsengelska, engelskundervisning, motivation
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-41643OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-41643DiVA, id: diva2:1670820
Subject / course
English
Available from: 2022-06-16 Created: 2022-06-16

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