Worthwhile objects of learning & exploitation of variation in a secondary school foreign language learning study

Elizabeth Anne WALKER

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Abstract

This paper reports an English Learning Study at Secondary 1 level, which attempted to address a fundamental problem for English teaching/learning in Hong Kong – English proficiency development rather than stagnation. The presentation focuses on the group’s process of identifying a worthwhile object of learning, and on student output data. The evaluation of processes raises some fundamental issues in planning for English proficiency development in a context where high levels of English proficiency are demanded. The findings from student output illustrate some successful exploitation of the ‘Theory of Variation’, which enriches recent contributions to applied linguistics, such as ‘languaging’ and ‘consciousness-raising’.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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foreign language
exploitation
secondary school
learning
stagnation
consciousness
Hong Kong
student
linguistics
planning
Teaching
evaluation
Group

Citation

Walker, E. (2007, November). Worthwhile objects of learning & exploitation of variation in a secondary school foreign language learning study. Case shared at the World Association of Lesson Studies International Conference 2007, Hong Kong, China.