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ERIC Number: EJ1117315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-1229
Language and Culture Exchange in Foreign Language Learning: An Experiment and Recommendations
Lockley, Thomas; Yoshida, Chiharu
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, v10 n3 p238-254 2016
This study attempts to build on the little work that has been done so far on empirically and systematically researching what language and culture exchange (LCE) in the classroom between students of different foreign languages means to those students. It describes the context and method used to build such an exchange and after reviewing relevant literature goes on to research learner reflections of their LCE experience. Students were found to benefit linguistically and motivationally in multiple ways including a heightened sense of their own abilities and shortcomings in the L2. Socioculturally students seemed to feel more connected, become more open to other ways of thinking and feel a greater sense of their own place in the world and the importance of knowing about their and others' cultures. The data also pointed to important points for other educators considering such exchanges; these combined with the literature and the authors' own professional experience form a section suggesting a framework for educators considering such LCE-type activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Indonesia; Japan; Mexico; New Zealand; Spain; United States
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