CHANGING PERSPECTIVES ON LANGUAGE LEARNING: TOWARDS MULTILINGUALITY

Angela Scarino

Abstract


In the development of current perspectives on language learning, there is an increasing recognition of the limits
of communicative language teaching as it is practiced in particular contexts and with this an emphasis on the
‘bilingual turn’ and the development of multilinguality. This emphasis represents a shift from a monolingual
view of language learning to one which recognises the relationships among the language(s) that learners bring
to their learning and the language being learnt. Drawing on examples from classroom based research and with
recent work on development of a national curriculum for language learning in Australia, I discuss some of the
characteristic features of learning within a multilingual and multicultural perspective and I discuss implications
for teaching practice.

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DOI: 10.30595/lks.v7i1.110

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ISSN: 2620-4037