|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|365548||621201||2015||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• There is a positive trend between bilingualism and foreign language outcomes.
• Instructional language skills are important for foreign language learning.
• Differences exist between bilingual groups in their foreign language achievement.
• Background factors explain a noticeable portion of foreign language outcomes.
The study investigates the effect of immigrant bilingualism on learning English as a foreign language, controlling for confounding background variables and examining the effect of proficiency in the instructional language at school. Using a sample of 2835 German 6th-graders (Arabic-German: n = 105, Chinese-German: n = 110, Polish-German: n = 57, Turkish-German: n = 383, heterogeneous bilingual: n = 284, and monolingual German group: n = 1896), we examined if speaking another language at home in addition to the instructional language at school presents an advantageous condition for learning English as a foreign language. Controlling for cognitive abilities, age, gender, socio-economic status, parental education, and indicators of cultural capital, the analysis revealed a general positive trend between bilingualism and English foreign language achievement. This positive trend differs significantly between bilingual groups with different home languages. The strongest predictor for foreign language learning revealed to be proficiency in the instructional language.
Journal: Learning and Instruction - Volume 36, April 2015, Pages 76–85