ECIS ESLMT Conference Copenhagen (2-5 March, 2017)
"The Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International Education: Implications for Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning" 
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Saturday, March 4 • 13:30 - 14:30
Applied Linguistics Project (ALP): Data-driven Student Inquiry into Mother Tongue (Texts & Corpora) and its Role in Learning LIMITED

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In ALP, high school students (aged 14-16) inquire into their MT and learning by doing linguistic research: from formulating a research question + hypothesis about their learning in MT and Academic English, through developing a method of testing their hypothesis by collecting experimental or corpus linguistics data, to analyzing the results and applying them to their own learning in a presentation at a student conference at Charles University in Prague (in front of a panel of experts). They summarize their findings in an academic paper published in a proceedings book.

  • Aims and outcomes/evidence (if any)

Aims: To promote evidence based reflection on the role and importance of MT in learning.

Outcomes: Student presentations (videos and ppts), papers (proceedings book), and reflections (electronic surveys); => case studies on how using MT texts & corpora in learning can improve understanding, as well as data on how MT skills & identity are influenced by international education in L2. [word count: 150]


This (ALP) project is in its fourth year now (2016-17). We have published about ALP in peer-reviewed publications (one example: https://research-publishing.net/display_article.php?doi=10.14705/rpnet.2015.000311 or here). Interestingly, this project was inspired by Jim Cummins' presentation at the 2011 ECIS ESLMT Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.

You can follow presentation slides here.

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Paul Magnuson

Director of LAS Edge and LAS Educational Research, Leysin American School/Edge Program, Switzerland
Paul Magnuson created and runs a department of research at the high school level at the Leysin American School. He supports teachers as they guide their own professional development through action research, presentations, and publications. He also welcomes more than a dozen visiting... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 13:30 - 14:30 CET