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Multilingualism in teacher training college

Bachelor thesis Linguistics for teacher training colleges
Multilangualism
Multilangualism

Question

What do students of teacher training colleges know about multilangualism, what is their attitude towards it and which factors influence their knowledge?

Research

Bachelor thesis Linguistics.

Client for this research

Various primary school teacher training colleges and the Science Shop itself.

Results

The students lack knowledge concerning "the silent phase" in multingual language acquisition and the importance of the mothertongue. However, on this last subject the students in 2014 score better than the teachers in 2005. The attitude towards a multilingual upbringing is positive, but the status of the language involved matters. Students are more negative towards Turkish (6%) and a Dutch dialect (21%), than towards English (3%).

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