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Jeoffrion, Christine; Marcouyeux, Aurore; Starkey-Perret, Rebecca; Narcy-Combes, Marie-Françoise; Birkan, Ilker – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2014
The study aims to highlight the representations that university students have about plurilingualism, in order to research how they can develop plurilingual competences in an essentially monolingual French academic setting. It is based on a survey of 684 students enrolled in two foreign language programmes across two year levels (first and fourth…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Multilingualism, Monolingualism, Second Language Learning
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Ballatore, Magali; Ferede, Martha K. – European Educational Research Journal, 2013
With three million participants since 1987, Erasmus promotes educational and cross-cultural exchange. It claims to be the world's most successful student exchange scheme. The pertinent question is, successful for whom? This mixed-methods study of 758 survey respondents and over 100 interviews of Erasmus participants and non-participants in France,…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, International Cooperation, Higher Education
Jungblut, Jens; Vukasovic, Martina – European Students' Union, 2013
The European Students' Union (ESU), in partnership with the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), the National Unions of Students Scotland--student participation in quality Scotland (NUS, Sparqs) and freier zussamenschluss von studentInnenschaften (fzs), and with support of the European Commission (DG EAC), launched…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Cubillos, Jorge H.; Ilvento, Thomas – Foreign Language Annals, 2012
This article reports the findings of an investigation into the impact of study abroad experiences on self-efficacy perceptions among foreign language (FL) learners. Thirty-nine American college students taking part in both short-term and semester-long academic programs in France and Spain completed self-efficacy surveys at the beginning and at the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Johnston, Ronald – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, the need for education for sustainable development and global citizenship has recently been emphasised. This emphasis has arguably found its major home in the social studies in higher education. Concurrently, there has been a decline in interest in "the sciences" as evidenced by a reduction in the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sustainable Development, Citizenship, Scientific Literacy
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Kouritzin, Sandra G.; Piquemal, Nathalie A.; Renaud, Robert D. – Foreign Language Annals, 2009
In our global economy, it is important to understand all factors influencing successful language learning. A survey of more than 6,000 university students in Canada, Japan, and France revealed differences in language learning beliefs, attitudes, and motivations in the three countries. Learners in Canada and France exhibited primarily instrumental…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, Social Capital