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Valoriser le capital linguistique hétérogène d'un groupe d'apprenants londoniens afin de sensibiliser ces citoyens aux contacts de langues dans une société transculturelle. Recherche-action sur l'éveil aux langues et étude qualitative des résultats

Abstract : This action research study focuses on the complex range of linguistic repertoire present in a French as a Foreign language class in a secondary school where 41 languages are spoken by pupils. The experiment aims to make pupils aware of the similarities between languages in order to encourage the transfer of skills and the co-building of their learning. The purpose is to suggest language awareness strategies which allow each student to find his or her own method in which to share language skills. Learners are invited to express their metalinguistic thinking. If the qualitative analysis is based on the CEFR, the following case study relates to the territory of London, which has the sixth highest population of French citizens in the world. In England, teaching is based on liberalism both in terms of economics and individual development. In this way, we wish to empower socio-economically disadvantaged students by recognising their linguistic capital. At a time when multiculturalism is widely criticised across Europe, the English National curriculum, and school system in general, does not consider students who do not speak the "Modern foreign languages" bilingual. Rather, these students are considered "semilingual". This study demonstrates the complexity of plural and heterogeneous identity, and the role of the school in the development of the "citizens of tomorrow" (Simon, 2009). Providing students with the opportunity to articulate their linguistic identity must be an educational priority in today's global world.
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Caroline Venaille. Valoriser le capital linguistique hétérogène d'un groupe d'apprenants londoniens afin de sensibiliser ces citoyens aux contacts de langues dans une société transculturelle. Recherche-action sur l'éveil aux langues et étude qualitative des résultats. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2012. ⟨dumas-00725261⟩

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