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Ghanem, Carla – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Cultural awareness and intercultural competence (IC) of students in foreign language (FL) instruction have been widely examined (e.g. Byram, 1997; Belz, 2002). The importance of the FL teacher in aiding students' IC development is less extensively researched, however. Author (2014), Kohler (2015), Sercu et al. (2005) and Sercu (2006) are a few…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Medina, Sergio Alonso Lopera – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
This article analyzes the various types of information that alternative assessment and traditional assessment practices provided in an English foreign language (FL) reading course for graduate students at a public university in Medellín, Colombia. This study followed the principles of qualitative research, and a case study was used as a research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language)
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Ghanem, Carla – Language Teaching Research, 2015
The study explores the complexities associated with graduate language instructors' NS/NNS identities and teaching of culture. Researchers, who work mainly in the English as a Second/Foreign Language field, have been discussing this divide and have examined the advantages and disadvantages each group brings to the profession, but not the influence…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers