A1 Journal article (refereed)
Raising awareness of multilingualism as lived : in the context of teaching English as a foreign language (2020)

Kalaja, P., & Pitkänen-Huhta, A. (2020). Raising awareness of multilingualism as lived : in the context of teaching English as a foreign language. Language and Intercultural Communication, 20(4), 340-355. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2020.1786918

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kalaja, Paula; Pitkänen-Huhta, Anne

Journal or series: Language and Intercultural Communication

ISSN: 1470-8477

eISSN: 1747-759X

Publication year: 2020

Publication date: 10/07/2020

Volume: 20

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 340-355

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2020.1786918

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71151


This article reviews possibilities of raising learners’ language and culture awareness or that of multilingualism as subjectively experienced, based on a review of two collections of studies that have made use of artsbased methodologies. This kind of data makes it possible to recollect past experiences, envision future events and reflect on aspects of becoming or being multilingual subjects, including identity (re)construction and beliefs about languages and their use. We argue that the tasks in the studies can be applied to different groups of learners in FL education, offering space for reflection and enhancing agency in specific contexts of multilingualism.

Keywords: multilingualism; language teaching; language-aware education; language awareness; linguistic identity; foreign languages; arts-based methods

Free keywords: multilingualism as lived; language and culture awareness; visual methodologies; images; foreign language education

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Reporting Year: 2020

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