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Språkutveckling i en förberedelseklass: En studie gjord i en förberedelseklass i Södertälje
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Language development in a preparatory class (English)
Abstract [en]

I have chosen to write this essay on language development in a preparatory class due to the fact that I live in a city where diversity is big and newly arrived students from different countries are constantly increasing in schools. My study has been made in a preparatory class in Södertälje. The National Agency for Education highlights the deficiencies in preparatory classes and believes that education is not adapted to each student's knowledge and maturity and it is therefore difficult for students to reach the goals in school. According to studies by the National Agency for Education, it appears that many newly arrived students do not recieve study guide in their native language, a resource that they are entitled to. Teachers and principals do not take charge of  students knowledge from previous school attendance in their home countries such as mathematics, history and other subjects. The purpose of this essay is to find out how to work with language development in a preparatory class. The focus of interest is to investigate how much the Swedish and the native language are used in class. My theoretical starting points will consist of theories of second language learning, language development, language switching and native language.

In my studies I have used the qualitative method in which I have observed in a preparatory class for three school days and have interviewed three teachers and four students.

The conclusion which I have found from my empirical material is that the teachers in the preparatory class work with language development by first and foremost providing security to their students in the classroom. When this security is created, their main tool for language development is constantly support in the native language in all subjects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Language development, preparatory class, second language learning, native language
Keyword [sv]
Språkutveckling, förberedelseklass, andraspråksinlärning, modersmål
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3419OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-3419DiVA: diva2:321172
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(English)
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-05-31 Created: 2010-05-29 Last updated: 2010-05-31Bibliographically approved

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