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Lekens funktion för språkinlärning hos flerspråkiga barn
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The function of play in the perspective of language learning amone children (English)
Abstract [en]

This is a qualitative study that explores how bilingual children develop their language through play. The study is based on observations and interviews conducted in a preschool located in a multicultural area of Stockholm.

The purpose of using two qualitative methods; observations and interviews, was to get a bigger picture of the study area. The results of the study, illustrated through observations and interviews that I have conducted, shows that the game has great role for bilingual children's language development. Furthermore, the results show that the informants are aware of the importance of play for bilingual children's language development especially when they are talking about investing in the promotion of children's language by using different methods and materials in their pre activity for various games and activities.

One of my conclusions is that bilingual children learn the language during both free play and structured play especially when educators are present and aware of the activities that they perform. It is also important to see children as individuals to cover all the needs of children at different activities. Finally, I can also mention that bilingual children develop their language in the play by using different materials and communicate in different ways to contact other children. In play, children work a lot with their fantasies, knowledge and experience they already have from before and that they created during the game.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Keywords: Play, structured play, free play, multilingualism
Keyword [sv]
Nyckelord: Lek, ledande lek, fri lek, flerspråkighet
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22227OAI: diva2:696940
Subject / course
Education Studies
2014-02-16, 19:49 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-02-18 Created: 2014-02-13 Last updated: 2014-02-18Bibliographically approved

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