Responsible for success? Schoolscape tales about teaching different languages in Hungarian minority schools in Romania Cover Image

Responsible for success? Schoolscape tales about teaching different languages in Hungarian minority schools in Romania
Responsible for success? Schoolscape tales about teaching different languages in Hungarian minority schools in Romania

Author(s): Enikő Biró
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: Schoolscape tale; Hungarian minority school
Summary/Abstract: The study of linguistic landscape becomes important in societies where communities with different linguistic-cultural background live together. The linguistic landscape of a school, the schoolscape, is determined by the presence of many languages in a minority setting. The present research investigates the relationships between language teaching, language teaching ideologies, and teachers’ beliefs within the linguistic landscape of Hungarian medium and Romanian-Hungarian mixed medium schools in three towns in the middle of Romania, Covasna County, collecting qualitative data through interviews with language teachers and taking photos. In this study, the examination of schoolscape element varieties and of their reflection of language ideologies through the different examples of teaching languages has been the main aim. Schoolscapes outline a multilingual environment (Hungarian-Romanian-English) which has been building up lately. One important outcome of this study is the demonstration of different language ideologies and language policies present in schoolscapes. The study also presents the role of these schoolscapes in the successful process of learning languages.

  • Page Range: 265-278
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English