Primary socialization and cultural factors in second language learning: wending our way through semi-charted territory

Article


Mangubhai, Francis. 1997. "Primary socialization and cultural factors in second language learning: wending our way through semi-charted territory." Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.
Article Title

Primary socialization and cultural factors in second language learning: wending our way through semi-charted territory

ERA Journal ID8730
Article CategoryArticle
Authors
AuthorMangubhai, Francis
Journal TitleAustralian Review of Applied Linguistics
Number of Pages32
Year1997
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN0155-0640
1833-7139
Web Address (URL)http://publications.epress.monash.edu/loi/aral/index.html?cookieSet=1
Abstract

Differences in ways in which students from non-western backgrounds approach the task of second language learning, particularly ESL/EFL, have been discussed by a number of writers: Osterloh (1980), Maley (1983, 1984), Matalene (1985), Ramirez (1986), Bassino (1986), Reid (1987), Hinds (1987), Willett (1987), Riley (1988), Tinkham (1989), Burnaby and Yilin (1989), Kumaravadivelu (1991), Scollon (1991), Scollon and Wong-Scollon (1991), Oxford, Hollaway and Horton-Murillo (1992), and Xia Wang (1994). Discussions in literature on learning generally have dealt with the thinking and/or problem-solving processes of non-western and pre-literate cultures (Gladwin, 1964; Cole and Bruner, 1971; Scribner, 1979), the participant structures in societies and in schools (Erikson and Mohatt, 1982; Jordan, 1995; Lipka, 1991), the disjuncture for some between the world of primary socialization and the world of schooling (Phelan, David and Hanh, 1991; Heath, 1982; Au and Jordan, 1981; Au, 1993).
This paper explores the relationships between certain cultural factors related to language use, and attitudes at both micro (classroom) and macro (society) levels and their possible impact upon ESL learning. Although the primary focus is on ESL learning, the discussion of attitudes at the macrolevel inevitably encompasses academic learning generally. Pedagogical implications will be exemplified with cases of successful incorporation of the understandings and behaviors that learners bring with them to classroom programs and practices. It will also describe how these understandings can be put into effect in the provision of programs that enhance students' chances of academic success. A research agenda is also suggested in order to answer questions of the type that Riley (1988, p. 29) has posed, whether '[cultural variation] is ... important enough to merit taking consideration, or should we bypass it and go straight on to individual variation?'

Keywordssecond language learning; primary socialization; cultural factors; attitudes; english as a second language; ESL
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
390203. Sociology of education
470306. English as a second language
Public Notes

File reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher/author.

Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/9xv25/primary-socialization-and-cultural-factors-in-second-language-learning-wending-our-way-through-semi-charted-territory

Download files


Published Version
ED421881.pdf
File access level: Anyone


Accepted Version
Mangubhai_CULTART2.pdf
File access level: Anyone

  • 4675
    total views
  • 3508
    total downloads
  • 4
    views this month
  • 7
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Teaching a foreign language: one teacher's practical theory
Mangubhai, Francis, Marland, Perce, Dashwood, Ann and Son, Jeong-Bae. 2004. "Teaching a foreign language: one teacher's practical theory." Teaching and Teacher Education. 20 (3), pp. 291-311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2004.02.001
Online teaching and learning in higher education: a case study
Postle, Glen, Sturman, Andrew, Mangubhai, Francis, Cronk, Peter, Carmichael, Ann, McDonald, Jacquie, Reushle, Shirley, Richardson, Lesley and Vickery, Bruce. 2003. Online teaching and learning in higher education: a case study. Canberra, Australia. Commonwealth of Australia.
The moral and ethical dimensions of language teaching
Mangubhai, Francis. 2007. "The moral and ethical dimensions of language teaching." Australian Journal of Education. 51 (2), pp. 178-189.
What do we know about learning and teaching second languages: implications for teaching
Mangubhai, Francis. 2006. "What do we know about learning and teaching second languages: implications for teaching." Asian EFL Journal. 8 (3), pp. 46-68.
Framing communicative language teaching for better teacher understanding
Mangubhai, Francis, Marland, Perc, Dashwood, Ann and Son, Jeong-Bae. 2007. "Framing communicative language teaching for better teacher understanding." Issues in Educational Research. 17 (1), pp. 85-106.
Language-in-education policies in the South Pacific: some possibilities for consideration
Mangubhai, Francis. 2002. "Language-in-education policies in the South Pacific: some possibilities for consideration." Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 23 (6), pp. 490-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434630208666482
Book floods and comprehensible input floods: providing ideal conditions for second language acquisition
Mangubhai, Francis. 2001. "Book floods and comprehensible input floods: providing ideal conditions for second language acquisition." International Journal of Educational Research. 35 (2), pp. 147-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0883-0355(01)00012-X
Similarities and differences in teachers' and researchers' conceptions of communicative language teaching: does the use of an educational model cast a better light?
Mangubhai, Francis, Marland, Perc, Dashwood, Ann and Son, Jeong-Bae. 2005. "Similarities and differences in teachers' and researchers' conceptions of communicative language teaching: does the use of an educational model cast a better light?" Language Teaching Research. 9 (1), pp. 31-66. https://doi.org/10.1191/1362168805lr153oa
The language situation in Fiji
Mangubhai, Francis and Mugler, France. 2003. "The language situation in Fiji." Current Issues in Language Planning. 4 (3/4), pp. 367-456.
Report on LOTE in the diocese of Toowoomba
Mangubhai, Francis. 1993. Report on LOTE in the diocese of Toowoomba . Brisbane, Queensland. Queensland Catholic Education Commission.
Primary LOTE teachers' understandings and beliefs about communicative language teaching: report on the first phase of the project
Mangubhai, Francis, Dashwood, Ann, Berthold, Michael, Flores, Marta and Dale, Julie. 1998. Primary LOTE teachers' understandings and beliefs about communicative language teaching: report on the first phase of the project. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
What can EFL teachers learn from immersion language teaching?
Mangubhai, Francis. 2005. "What can EFL teachers learn from immersion language teaching?" Asian EFL Journal. 7 (4), pp. 203-212.
Literacy endeavours in Oceania: an historical overview
Mangubhai, Francis and Elley, Warwick. 2006. "Literacy endeavours in Oceania: an historical overview ." Unpublished.