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Alternative Identities and Foreign Language Learning
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

My D-essay has the working title “Alternative Identities and Foreign Language Learning”. I have chosen this area because I have noticed a certain reluctance among Swedish students to use the foreign language English in English classes. They often seem embarrassed to express themselves in a language which is not their mother tongue, but they seem less embarrassed when they are allowed to act somebody else. These two observations converge into a focus of discussion on the matter, which will be supported by a minor study of my own, by extracts from other people’s essays on the matter, and by an overview of current litterature on language, identity and drama. The aim of my essay is to compare Swedish students’ willingness to use the foreign language English when acting minor plays in school, as themselves and as a chosen character, and to investigate the possibility of improving students’ willingness to use a foreign language, when given the opportunity to do so through acting somebody else.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2005. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
drama, language play, context, contextualising, identity, decontextualising, agency, motivation, readiness, reluctance, school
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-1223OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:1223DiVA: diva2:517777
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2005-06-06 Created: 2005-06-06 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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