With growing international mobility, Scandinavian classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and multilingual. Because of the important role of English in Scandinavian countries, the children who enter Norwegian, Danish and Swedish classrooms, and who speak one (or more) languages at home, are expected to develop proficiency in English as well as in the majority language.
This volume, intended for English language teachers, teacher trainees, and school administrators, deals with multilingualism in the English classroom. It offers a comprehensive overview of key theoretical concepts pertaining to multilingualism, explaining why it is important for English teachers to create inclusive learning environments that draw on children’s home languages as an important resource, and it presents various pedagogical practices that support the development of multilingualism with English.
Anna Krulatz is Associate Professor of English at the Faculty of Teacher Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She works with pre- and in-service EFL teachers and her research focuses on multilingualism with English, pragmatic development in adult language learners, content-based instruction, and language teacher education.
Anne Dahl is Associate Professor of English linguistics at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her research focuses on second and third language acquisition from both theoretical and applied perspectives, in particular the acquisition of syntactic phenomena, the role of age in language acquisition, and the relationship between implicit and explicit learning.
Mona Evelyn Flognfeldt is Associate Professor of English language and language pedagogy at the Faculty of Education and International Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University. Her research focuses on the teaching of English in multilingual primary education, teacher cognition, and sustainable vocabulary development.