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Heringer, Rebeca – International Education Studies, 2019
The burgeoning process of internationalization of higher education has greatly transformed university classrooms with the presence of innumerous nationalities. Thus it is imperative that professors are well equipped to teach in such culturally diverse context while sustaining the goals of internationalization. Although a culturally relevant…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, College Faculty
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Ebadi, Saman; Salman, Ahmet Rawdhan; Nguyen, Thi Thuy Loan; Weisi, Hiwa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing a Master of Arts (MA) thesis is a challenging task for postgraduate students. This complexity is of great significance when one is writing in his/her second language. From this perspective, genrecentered approaches help non-natives enhance their understanding of academic and scientific texts. This study is intended to comparatively…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Takahashi, Junko – Communication Education, 2019
This study explored participation patterns that East Asian students and non-East Asian students who were native English speakers exhibited a graduate-level American classroom. Through the analysis of video-recorded classroom interactions, class observations, and interviews with selected participants, the study found that the two groups'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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Wolf, Debra M.; Phung, Linh – Journal of International Students, 2019
A case study was conducted to explore the experiences of Chinese nurses when completing a graduate nursing degree taught in English (as a second language) in the United States over a 1-year period. The study explored language, academic, and social challenges perceived by the students, strategies used to overcome challenges, and academic support…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nurses, Asians, Graduate Students
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Sadykova, Gulnara; Meskill, Carla – Online Learning, 2019
As more distance education courses broaden their reach across borders, the chances of online classes being multicultural are high. This means that more often students may find themselves in courses designed for and by a host culture that differs from their own regarding its approach to teaching and learning. Compounding the difficulties inherent…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Online Courses, Cultural Pluralism
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Rivers, Christine; Kinchin, Ian – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Practitioners consider critical thinking skills to be vital for survival in business. Business schools should use such insight wisely by strategically embedding critical thinking skills in the curriculum at module and program levels. Practitioners even go further and say it is the one aspect that cannot be automated and probably the most valuable…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Wang, Yang – Journal of International Students, 2019
This qualitative case study explored two Chinese international graduate students' beliefs about their reading and reading processes. The researcher interviewed the participants, asked them to read aloud, analyzed their reading using miscue analysis, and then discussed their reading with them using retrospective miscue analysis (RMA). The…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Foreign Students, Content Area Reading, English (Second Language)
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Hajar, Anas – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article provides a qualitative inquiry into the influences of immediate family members (i.e. parents and siblings) on a group of Gulf Arab EFL students regarding their language learning experiences and strategy use in their Arab homelands. The participants came from financially comfortable families, with different levels of education. The…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction