Triulzi, Marco and Maahs, Ina-Maria ORCID: 0000-0002-9399-1362 (2021). Ich kann keine andere Sprache verwenden: A survey of attitudes towards multilingualism in German integration courses for adult migrants. Eur. J. Appl. Linguist., 9 (2). S. 227 - 258. BERLIN: WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH. ISSN 2192-953X

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Integration courses in Germany started in 2005 as a consequence of the newly promulgated immigration law, the so-called Zuwanderungsgesetz, a set of laws that restructured the 2005 legislation on foreigners in the Federal Republic of Germany with the first version of the Residence Act and the Freedom of Movement Act. Since then, although these laws have experienced changes in structure and audience, what has not changed is the presence of multilingual competences in classrooms in German as the norm. The mere presence of multi-lingualism in the courses does not automatically equal multilingual pedagogy. In this article, we present a quantitative study participants concerning the attitudes towards multilingualism and multilingual pedagogy of teachers in courses of German as a Second Language. The results indicate that one third of the participants present a consistent and marked monolingual habitus (Gogolin 1994; 1997), possibly influencing how open they are to including multilingual practices in their teaching. The remaining two thirds indicate openness to a multilingual orientation, but still engage in predominantly monolingual teaching practices: a contradicting stance in need of further investigation.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-572357
DOI: 10.1515/eujal-2020-0010
Journal or Publication Title: Eur. J. Appl. Linguist.
Volume: 9
Number: 2
Page Range: S. 227 - 258
Date: 2021
Place of Publication: BERLIN
ISSN: 2192-953X
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
LinguisticsMultiple languages


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