Marianne is a senior lecturer in bilingual education and TESOL. She has many years of experience teaching English language to various age groups in Australia, Japan, the UK and Spain, and some experience teaching Japanese in Australia. She speaks English, Spanish and Japanese to differing levels of proficiency in different contexts. Her research focuses on how to integrate language(s) into everyday teaching and learning and for what objectives. Current research projects include the leveraging of students’ linguistic and cultural background as a resource for learning, the investigation of context-sensitive approaches to content and language-integrated learning (CLIL), English-as-an-additional-language (EAL)-mainstream teacher collaboration, and a longitudinal project on language distribution in bilingual education where there is a mix of students who are heritage speakers of the language (Japanese), heritage speakers of another/other language(s) and students who only speak English at home.
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The current system of languages education in Australia that prioritises accuracy over fluency is doing students few favours.