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This can be an account of an enormous study undertaking which stories the contribution of international language educating to freshmen' perceptions of and attitudes in the direction of the folks and lifestyle whose language they're studying. educating and studying within the secondary college have been investigated via qualitative and quantitative tools over a 3-year interval. The research versions the numerous intra- and extra-school impacts and resources of data and courting of language educating to different elements in newbies' setting. by means of evaluating those circumstances with an awesome version of language and tradition instructing, the ebook issues the way in which in the direction of amendment and development of current practices.

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I: OK. So if there was a group of French people walking round Hillside you wouldn't be able to tell they were French just by looking at them? P: No. Just the same as us. < previous page page_27 next page > < previous page page_28 next page > Page 28 I: OK. If I were to show you these pictures you couldn't say which people are French and which people are English? P: No. I: You think they all look about the same? P: . . Yes they all look the same. (408/19,21) Dress perceived as different When differences of dress were mentioned most responses were not in the form of clear evaluations, either positive or negative, but rather non-evaluative factual statements.

This means first considering what secondary pupils say about teachers and textbooks as sources of information. For primary pupils, statements about sources outside school were considered. Second it was decided to investigate the relationship of experience or lack of experience of France to one main topic, 'Dress and Appearance', since visits to France were hypothesised to be significant potential sources of knowledge. < previous page page_21 next page > < previous page page_22 next page > Page 22 The 'attitudes' approach The third approach involved the analysis of pupils' attitudes to foreign people and places and to learning languages.

Grass that is really overgrown like all over. That's what it reminds me ofthat's all. Like for the town it would be really big thingy with a giant grandfather clock. As big as the skyscrapers that you can get. (453/11) A secondary school boy with no experience of France (N group) did not perceive differences in teenage fashion but in adult styles: . . you tend to be able to pick out like continental people, like French people, by the way they dress because those are more colourful and sort of more dressy than we are.

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