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Gao, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
International collaborations in the vocational and training (VET) sector have grown significantly in the past three decades in China as well as in other parts of the world. Despite its growing prominence, it remains a largely under-researched field compared to the large volume of research on universities' internationalization. In particular, it is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education
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Tamtik, Merli – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine parental and students' decisions regarding participating in K-12 level study abroad programs in Manitoba, Canada. Design/methodology/approach: The study reports on data collected through document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 18 international students and 14 parents. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Blummer, Barbara, Ed.; Kenton, Jeffrey M., Ed.; Wiatrowski, Michael, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As the world becomes more navigable, opportunities arise for people to live in different countries and for students to study internationally. Such capabilities require universities and other institutions of higher learning to accommodate cultural diversity. "Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education" is an…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness
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Que, Hua; Li, Xuemei – TESL-EJ, 2015
This study looks into the changing voice of Chinese Post-80s' students in English academic writing. Data were collected qualitatively through interviews with four Chinese Post-80s overseas graduate students and through an examination of their English essays with a focus on discursive features. Findings indicate that Chinese Post-80s' voice is…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Carmo, Mafalda, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015-END 2015, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 27 to 29 of June. Education, in our contemporary world, is a right since we are born. Every experience has a formative effect on the constitution of the human being, in the way one thinks, feels and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Garcia-Sanchez, Soraya; Rojas-Lizana, Sol – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article aims to demonstrate how the use of an online journal, a bilingual blog, can contribute to filling in the language and cultural gaps of foreign language learners. This case study focuses on the participation, interaction, motivation, language acquisition, feedback and cultural input improved by students of Spanish as a Foreign Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Second Language Instruction, Web Sites
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Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2012
For the first time, the annual conference of the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) took place in Sweden. The conference took place at the Faculty of Education on historic ground on the old fortification walls of Carolus Dux from the 17th century right in the centre of the city. This year's host comprised the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
Choudaha, Rahul; Chang, Li – World Education Services, 2012
A new environment of budgetary cuts and increasing competition is forcing many institutions to become strategic and deliberate in their recruitment efforts. Effective international recruitment practices are dependent more than ever on a deep understanding of student mobility patterns and decision-making processes. The purpose of this research is…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries
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Ruecker, Todd – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2011
Over the past decade, English Language Teaching (ELT) scholars have shown an increased interest in exploring the intersections of racism and native speakerism, leading to more articles, special journal issues, and edited collections dealing with this topic. While this work has been valuable, it has largely been limited to considering one's…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Racial Bias
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Li, Yi – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
Through two narrative inquiries, in this article I explore the challenges for qualitative researchers in working with multiple languages in capturing, translating, analyzing, and representing narratives. I discuss the effect on research when we engage in these processes considering what was happening as we translated both texts and experience from…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Multilingualism, Ethics
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Galetcaia, Tatiana; Thiessen, Loreena – TESL Canada Journal, 2010
Besides language competence, international students must develop a systematic approach to processing information and follow up with co-construction of the knowledge acquired. Critical thinking is a crucial principle commonly required in North American universities for evaluating academic texts. This practice may present certain difficulties for…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment
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Louw, Kerry J.; Derwing, Tracey M.; Abbott, Marilyn L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This article reports on a pedagogical tool developed to facilitate effective inter-cultural communication in the workplace. We created pre- and post-instruction videos of a native speaker (NS) and non-native speakers (NNSs) in simulated job interviews. Initial interviews were examined for pragmatic difficulties, and one of the researchers also…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Employment Interviews, Native Speakers, Pragmatics
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Zhang, Zuochen; Kenny, Richard F. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
This case study explores the learning experiences of three international students who were enrolled in an online master's program offered by a large university in Canada. The aim of the study was to understand the international students' experiences with, and perspectives on, the online learning environment. Findings indicate that previous…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Cues, Distance Education