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Title: 'Research on language teaching and learning in Austria (2004-2009)'
Author: ChristianeDalton-Puffer
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Homepage: 'http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/Dalton/'
Institution: 'Universität Wien'
Author: RenateFaistauer
Institution: 'Universität Wien'
Author: EvaVetter
Institution: 'Universität Wien'
Linguistic Field: 'Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics'
Subject Language: 'English'
' German'
Abstract: This overview of six years of research on language learning and teaching in Austria covers a period of dynamic development in the field. While all the studies reviewed here illustrate research driven by a combination of local and global concerns and theoretical frameworks, some specific clusters of research interest emerge. The first of these focuses on issues connected with multilingualism in present-day society in terms of language policy, theory development and, importantly, the critical scrutiny of dominant discursive practices in connection with minority and migrant languages. In combination with this focus, there is a concern with German as a second or foreign language in a number of contexts. A second cluster concerns the area of language testing and assessment, which has gained political import due to changes in national education policy and the introduction of standardized tests. Finally, a third cluster of research concerns the diverse types of specialized language instruction, including the introduction of foreign language instruction from age six onwards, the rise of academic writing instruction, English-medium education and, as a final more general issue, the role of English as a dominant language in the canon of all foreign and second languages in Austria.

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This article appears in Language Teaching Vol. 44, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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