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Gorham, Tom; Jubaed, Sam; Sanyal, Tannishtha; Starr, Emma L. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This chapter describes a small-scale pilot study in which participants in the experimental group learned how to write Japanese kanji characters within an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) graffiti simulator (the Kingspray Graffiti Simulator on the Oculus Rift VR system). In comparing the experimental group to the non-VR control group in the context…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kodura, Malgorzata – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The aim of this paper is to make a point in a discussion whether and to what extent it is advisable to incorporate language instruction activities into the translation course. Although translation competence is often perceived as a set of sub-competencies that always includes language skills, regardless of the theoretical framework adopted, it is…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Nader, Alison – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) modules are a popular option for international students at the University of Reading. Student feedback and module results show that some of these students face particular challenges in relation to their peers. In this paper, we describe how a team teaching Beginners French -- Common European Framework of…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Tar, Ildikó; Lázár, Tímea – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The education of intercultural competencies and the related skills are at the forefront of teaching at Debrecen University. The teaching materials are based on the work of esteemed authors like Hofstede, Hall, and Trompenaars. However, new cultural and social realities evolve, and educators of intercultural communication need to be responsive to…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries