Publication details [#56744]

Macaro, Ernesto and Yuen Yi Lo. 2012. The medium of instruction and classroom interaction: evidence from Hong Kong secondary schools. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 15 (1) : 29–52.
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Language as a subject
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This study shows that, when the instruction medium in Hong Kong secondary schools changes from students’ first (Chinese) to their second language (English), lessons become more teacher-focused, with less chances for meaning negotiation and support.