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Piloting an institution-wide language programme in an Irish university: a longitudinal case study

Bruen, Jennifer orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-9279-2978 and López, Elena orcid logoORCID: 0009-0009-3491-4226 (2024) Piloting an institution-wide language programme in an Irish university: a longitudinal case study. International Journal of Multilingualism . pp. 1-22. ISSN 1747-7530

This paper presents a study designed to contribute to discussion on best practice in the design of Institution Wide Language Programmes (IWLPs) and their role in increasing the number of students studying foreign languages in Higher Education in Anglophone contexts. Using a longitudinal case study, it reviews the first three semesters of an IWLP delivered in a university in the Republic of Ireland between February 2021 and May 2022. The findings indicate that a student-centred, pedagogically innovative IWLP, incentivised via certification and extra credit, can enable and motivate some students to continue with the study of a language at university. This represents one way to build on foreign language proficiency developed within both the school system and the home, in line with national language policy objectives.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Institution wide language; programmes; university; language learning; ‘Languages Connect’; language learning and teaching; language policy; language pedagogy
Subjects:Humanities > Language
Humanities > Linguistics
DCU Faculties and Centres:UNSPECIFIED
Official URL:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790...
Copyright Information:Authors
ID Code:30064
Deposited On:13 Jun 2024 12:12 by Jennifer Bruen . Last Modified 13 Jun 2024 12:12

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