How are Indonesian Families in England Involved in Their Children’s L2 Acquisition?


This study explored the way how families of Indonesian scholars who live in England supported theirchildren to be bilingual, particularly when the children start studying at an English school. The data onparental involvement was obtained through semi-structured interview and observation. The resultsuggests that parental involvement remains important although children received a massive exposurefrom the L1 community. The findings indicated that parents supported their children to acquire Englishin some ways. In the beginning, parents put great emphasis on vocabulary enrichment in order to helpthe children to read the literature and communicate with their friends. Parents also support their childrento interact with L1 speakers through allowing them to play with L1 children and to join after-school clubs.In addition, parents attempted to build communication with the teachers to gain the information abouttheir children’s language development.

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Aris Bahari Rizki, University of Birmingham, Indonesia

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Conference: ECLL2018
Stream: Plurilingualism - Bilingualism

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