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ERIC Number: EJ1157014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
English-Medium Instruction and Intercultural Sensitivity: A Korean Case Study
Kim, Jeongyeon; Choi, Jinsook; Tatar, Bradley
Journal of Studies in International Education, v21 n5 p467-482 Nov 2017
This case study examined the reactions of local students to the diversity in student population. Specifically, it investigated how the local students' intercultural sensitivity to the international students is interrelated with their perception of the English-medium instruction (EMI) policy. The quantitative and qualitative analyses of the questionnaire responses of 213 college students and the subsequent interviews with 15 students revealed a lack of intercultural sensitivity which was correlated with their perception of EMI. The findings indicated that the local students' different perceptions of the policy interplayed, directly and indirectly, with their sensitivity to the cultures of international students. The implications of these findings are discussed in terms of cultivating intercultural sensitivity in an English as a lingua franca context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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