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Hur arbetar lärare med nyanlända elevers andraspråksinlärning i förberedelseklasser?: En kvalitativ studie om undervisningsmetoder och materiel för nyanlända elever i förberedelseklasser
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
How do teachers work with newly arrived students with their second language? : a qualitative study about teaching methods for newly arrived students in preparatory classes (English)
Abstract [en]

We are living in a multicultural society where people from other countries and other cultures are coming to Sweden, including children. Regardless of reasons why these students have come to Sweden, it is common that they are newly arrived and have to learn a second language, in this case Swedish. This will be a challenge, opportunities and difficulties for the student, students’ families and for the school and their staff.

The purpose of this essay has been to illumine the teaching methods, models and what materials are used by teachers today to contribute to the best possible second language learning for newly arrived students. In this essay the focus has been on one theory and several model-based approaches. I have used qualitative methods where I did both observations and interviews. The observations took place in six different teaching opportunities in two different schools and classes. The interviews were done by two teachers in two different schools.

The result showed that teachers were more inventive compared to the theory. The teachers chose to produce their own material often instead of using ready material, which meant that they could adapt the material to match the students’ level in the class.

The result also showed that the Southern school was working with an intercultural approach and was active with the students’ teachers for the mother language compared with the Northern school. In both schools the teachers was working with the perspective of newly arrived pupils with Swedish as second language and that its newly arrived students often have different cultures and experiences which are essential.

During my essay I found a disadvantage within these two schools, that preparatory classes were not integrated with the rest of the school. I believe the schools should have a second thought about integrating preparatory classes in classrooms with the rest of the school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Preparation class, Newly arrived students, Second language learning
Keyword [sv]
Förberedelseklass, Nyanlända elever, Andraspråksinlärning
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17852OAI: diva2:583352
Subject / course
Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-07 Last updated: 2013-01-08Bibliographically approved

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