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    The suitability of Welsh language provision in English-medium schools to produce speakers of the language

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The purpose of this research was to explore the characteristics of teachers' lessons and conceptualization of the Welsh- language programme in English- medium schools, Key Stages 2 and 3, in order to see whether they supported pedagogy aimed at developing pupils' communicative proficiency. This is considered in light of the new curriculum for Wales which will be fully implemented by 2022, and its emphasis on teaching Welsh primarily as a means of communication in English- medium schools, within the context of the Welsh Government's linguistic vision to ensure a million Welsh speakers by 2050. The article raises the question of the extent to which the current Welsh language provision in English- medium schools is suitable to produce speakers of the language

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Beard A., (2020) “The suitability of Welsh language provision in English-medium schools to produce speakers of the language”, Wales Journal of Education 22(2).

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01 Sep 2020
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