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Vitenskapelig foredrag

L2 English in vocational study programmes: Comparing teacher and student views

  • Kaja Granum Skarpaas


Navn på arrangementet: Exploring Language Education (ELE) 2021: Teaching and Learning Languages in the 21st Century
Sted: Oslo
Dato fra: 9. juni 2021
Dato til: 11. juni 2021


Arrangørnavn: University of Oslo

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Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2021

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L2 English in vocational study programmes: Comparing teacher and student views


In Norway, as in other countries, upper secondary vocational students are required to study a certain number of general subjects, among them English. The presence of so-called theoretical subjects in vocational education has been the object of debate, often centring on their negative effects on student motivation. As a remedy, common core teachers in Norway are required by law to adapt their instruction to the study programmes of their students. In other words, they must plan and deliver lessons with a vocational orientation. In the case of English, a vocational orientation is not only intended to boost motivation, but also to assure that students learn the language skills needed for work. Compared to academic programmes, very little research addresses L2 English instruction in vocational study programmes. Thus, to contribute to a better understanding of such instruction, this paper compares English teachers’ aims and intentions when utilising a vocational orientation to vocational students’ perceptions and desires for their English instruction. The paper uses qualitative data collected (in 2018 and 2019) from an ongoing doctoral research project involving teachers and students in 10 schools in eastern and western parts of Norway. It compares results from teacher and student interviews, and draws on secondary data from classroom observations. The aim of the paper is to address the following research question: “To what extent do teachers and students share a common vision for the vocational orientation of English language instruction in upper secondary vocational study programmes?”.


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Kaja Granum Skarpaas

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for lærerutdanning ved Universitetet i Oslo
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