Stories about Language: Raising Learners’ Language Awareness Using Metaphor

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Abstract

Within our diverse multilingual and international contexts, there is a need for knowledge about and competence in languages. At the same time, appreciation for language education in the Netherlands is waning. Different parties argue that the curriculum is too narrowly geared towards the practice of skills and strategies, while students should be offered a broader perspective on the phenomenon of language that, ideally, sparks their imagination. This essay presents a case study aimed at raising secondary school students’ awareness of language. Through the use of metaphor elicitation, young language learners were invited to explore different ‘stories behind language.’
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarrative and metaphor in education: Look Both Ways
EditorsMichael Hanne, Anna Kaal
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter11
ISBN (Print)9781138310872
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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Keywords

  • Narrative
  • Metaphor
  • foreign language learning
  • education

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Kaal, A. A., & Donszelmann, S. (2018). Stories about Language: Raising Learners’ Language Awareness Using Metaphor. In M. Hanne, & A. Kaal (Eds.), Narrative and metaphor in education: Look Both Ways Routledge.
Kaal, A.A. ; Donszelmann, S. / Stories about Language: Raising Learners’ Language Awareness Using Metaphor. Narrative and metaphor in education: Look Both Ways. editor / Michael Hanne ; Anna Kaal. Routledge, 2018.
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Kaal, AA & Donszelmann, S 2018, Stories about Language: Raising Learners’ Language Awareness Using Metaphor. in M Hanne & A Kaal (eds), Narrative and metaphor in education: Look Both Ways. Routledge.

Stories about Language: Raising Learners’ Language Awareness Using Metaphor. / Kaal, A.A.; Donszelmann, S.

Narrative and metaphor in education: Look Both Ways. ed. / Michael Hanne; Anna Kaal. Routledge, 2018.

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Kaal AA, Donszelmann S. Stories about Language: Raising Learners’ Language Awareness Using Metaphor. In Hanne M, Kaal A, editors, Narrative and metaphor in education: Look Both Ways. Routledge. 2018