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Languages in an Australian preschool: A case study of Vietnamese


To, V, Languages in an Australian preschool: A case study of Vietnamese, 22nd AFMLTA International Languages Conference, 7 - 9 July, Wrest Point Conference Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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This paper reports findings on perspectives of multiple stakeholders on a 2017 case study of teaching Vietnamese to Tasmanian pre-schoolers (3-5 years of age), managed by a research group at the University of Tasmania and the Australian National University. Using a thematic approach to analyse 13 semi-structured interviews, five main themes on the benefits of the program for the children identified were language development, cultural and global awareness, numeracy enhancement, reading engagement, and personal development. Although, this project focused on the Vietnamese language particularly, these findings are applicable to all languages and will benefit multiple stakeholders working with various languages.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:early language learning, Vietnamese language, educators and parentsí perspectives, preschool children in Australia, Tasmanian context, early childhood
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:To, V (Dr Vinh To)
ID Code:134148
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-07-31
Last Modified:2019-08-05

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