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Mikuláš, Josek; Jitka, Svobodová – Journal of International Students, 2019
This paper examines a large dataset of questionnaire responses (n = 5,321) of international students who have studied abroad (mainly via the Erasmus+ programme). Their acculturation experiences with campus discrimination (an acculturative stressor), academic support (a mediator of acculturation) and academic satisfaction (an outcome of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Acculturation
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Kartal, Erdogan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study is about artificial neural network modeling of the linguistic challenges encountered by students learning Turkish as a foreign language in universities in France. The study was conducted in four universities where Turkish is taught as an optional foreign language. Sixty-six students whose mother tongues were either Arabic or French…
Descriptors: Turkish, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Štefl, Martin – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper discusses an experience with an asymmetric online intercultural exchange between three different groups of students which took place during a specialised soft skills-focussed language class of Business Networking in English (BNiE) at the MIAS School of Business, Czech Technical University, Prague (MIAS). The results of the post-project…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Electronic Learning, College Students, Business English
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Lee, Youngsu; Heinze, Timothy; Donoho, Casey; Fournier, Christophe; Jalal, Ahamed A. F. M.; Cohen, David; Hennebichler, Eike – Journal of Marketing Education, 2018
While international demand for sales positions is growing, negative sales stereotypes, partially fueled by ethical abuses in the sales arena, are prevalent and may dissuade students from pursuing sales careers. To help combat the situation globally, educators must develop and utilize effective sales ethics pedagogies. The first step involves…
Descriptors: Ethics, Gender Differences, Moral Values, Teaching Methods
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Engelking, Tama Lea – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The development of intercultural competence and foreign language skills in study abroad and the foreign language (FL) classroom is often seen as an either/or proposition due to lack of time, training or the availability of materials in the target language. The Critical Incident method (CI) provides an example of an intercultural training tool that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Critical Incidents Method, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Khasanzyanova, Albina – International Review of Education, 2017
It is widely recognised that tertiary education does not provide all of the knowledge and skills required to succeed in modern societies. Personal and interpersonal skills--so-called "soft skills"--are also needed to complement professional skills and expertise, and become an essential part of an individual's personality. One way of…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Volunteers, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews
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Vayre, Emilie; Vonthron, Anne-Marie – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to test a model of online learners' engagement, which integrates social support (from teachers, peers, and family members) and sense of community as direct and indirect factors, with academic self-efficacy playing a mediating role. Survey results based on a questionnaire administered to 255 students enrolled in an online…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Social Support Groups, Path Analysis
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Keskiner, Elif – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article compares and contrasts the nature of student employment experience in Amsterdam and Strasbourg among descendants of Turkish migrants. The analysis relies on in-depth qualitative interviews revealing the experience of student employment and the impact of working while studying on the educational careers and future labour market…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Employment, Migrants, Qualitative Research
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Gardner, Grant E.; Jones, M. Gail; Albe, Virginie; Blonder, Ron; Laherto, Antti; Macher, Daniel; Paechter, Manuela – Research in Science Education, 2017
Recent efforts in the science education community have highlighted the need to integrate research and theory from science communication research into more general science education scholarship. These synthesized research perspectives are relatively novel but serve an important need to better understand the impacts that the advent of rapidly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Postsecondary Education, STEM Education
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Hanna, Barbara E. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Discourses around Study Abroad (SA) consistently portray a transformational experience for participants who return home forever changed. This article investigates how such change is inscribed in texts addressed to Australian tertiary students considering SA. Acknowledging the significant role of the non-study component of SA in triggering change,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Student Attitudes, Food
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Loiseau, Mathieu; Cervini, Cristiana; Ceccherelli, Andrea; Masperi, Monica; Salomoni, Paola; Roccetti, Marco; Valva, Antonella; Bianco, Francesca – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In this paper, we present two versions of a learning game developed respectively at the Grenoble Alpes and Bologna University. This research focuses on a digital game aimed at favouring the learners' "playful attitude" and harnessing it towards "accuracy" aspects of language learning (lexicon and morphology, here). The game,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Games, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Jungblut, Jens; Vukasovic, Martina; Stensaker, Bjørn – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The study provides an insight into student perspectives on quality in higher education, using Harvey and Green conceptualizations as the point of departure, and exploring the linkages between the views on quality, the developments of the Bologna Process and related national reforms, as well as students' motivation for and expectations from higher…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Eddif, Aâtika; Touir, Rachid; Majdoubi, Hassan; Larhzil, Hayat; Mousaoui, Brahim; Ahmamou, Mhamed – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This work proposes initially to identify the initial conceptions of Moroccan students in the first year of secondary college about the notion of earthquakes. The used methodology is based on a questionnaire addressed to students of life science and Earth in Meknes city, before any official teaching about the said phenomenon. The obtained results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Seismology, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Concepts
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Life, James – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
When students look at their classmates in the classroom, consciously or unconsciously, they see competitors both for academic recognition and social success. How do they fit in relation to others and how do they succeed in achieving both? Traditional views on the drive to succeed and the fear of failure are well known as motivators for achieving…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Status, Academic Achievement, Student Surveys
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