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Title: Lesen im Englischunterricht der Grundschule
Subtitle: Eine Vergleichsstudie zur Wirksamkeit zweier Lehrverfahren
Written By: Stefanie Frisch
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/lesen-im-englischunterricht-der-grundschule.html
Series Title: Giessener Beiträge zur Fremdsprachendidaktik

Die Ergebnisse der Studie stellen eine theoretische und empirische Basis für die fachdidaktische Diskussion um geeignete Leselehrverfahren im Englischunterricht der Grundschule bereit. Zwei Klassen wurden von der gleichen Lehrperson nach zwei verschiedenen Leselehrverfahren unterrichtet. Im Vordergrund stand die Frage nach den Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschieden in den Lernergebnissen der Lerner dieser Klassen. Aus den zentralen Erkenntnissen werden fünf Hypothesen generiert, deren Überprüfung zum Teil quantitative Studien mit größerer Probandenzahl nahe legen und zum Teil eine wertorientierte Diskussion über die anzustrebenden Ziele des Englischunterrichts in der Grundschule herausfordern.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823368045
Pages: 296
Prices: Europe EURO 58.00