Current developments in bilingual primary education in the Netherlands

Authors Rick de Graaff , Oana Costache
Published in F. Li, K. E. Pollock & R. Gibb (Eds.), Child Bilingualism and Second Language Learning: Multidisciplinary perspectives
Publication date 1 December 2020
Research groups Multilingualism and Education
Type Book

Summary

This contribution addresses two studies of the processes and outcomes of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Dutch primary education. Firstly, this article describes a preliminary study of the learning outcomes at the end of primary education, comparing pupils’ language proficiency after either two years or six to eight years of low-intensity EFL programs. Secondly, it describes the outcomes of a subsequent classroom observation study in a high-intensity bilingual primary education pilot in grade 1, focusing on teacher language use and teacher-pupil interaction. Results are related to learning outcome in terms of pupils’ receptive vocabulary knowledge. Conclusions focus on foreign language teaching in primary education in general, and bilingual primary education in particular.

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  • Rick de Graaff | Professor | Research group Foreign Language Education
    Rick de Graaff
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Multilingualism and Education

Language English
Published in F. Li, K. E. Pollock & R. Gibb (Eds.), Child Bilingualism and Second Language Learning: Multidisciplinary perspectives
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISBN:9789027207999; 9789027260444
Key words bilingual education, primary education, Netherlands, English as a foreign language, EFL
Digital Object Identifier https://doi.org/10.1075/bpa.10.08gra
Page range 137-165

Rick de Graaff

Rick de Graaff | Professor | Research group Foreign Language Education

Rick de Graaff

  • Professor
  • Research group: Multilingualism and Education