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McKinley, Jim; Dunworth, Katie; Grimshaw, Trevor; Iwaniec, Janina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
With the number of international postgraduate students in UK universities steadily increasing, there is great interest in understanding how institutions can more effectively meet these students' expectations and needs through programme-supported development of intercultural competence. This paper reports on a project that explored experiences and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Students, Student Needs
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Ganassin, Sara – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This article investigates how pupils and teachers in two Chinese community schools in the UK understand Chinese culture as regards the classroom teaching and other activities offered by the schools such as the celebration of festivals. Working from a social constructionist perspective and building on the work of Adrian Holliday, the study explores…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Community Schools, Asian Culture, Cultural Activities
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Gyogi, Eiko – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This study examines the potential of translation activities as a means for introducing a discourse approach to teaching culture in the beginner-level language classroom. For this purpose, a translation session was implemented to a group of beginner-level learners of Japanese at a UK university. Analysis of classroom interaction and students'…
Descriptors: Translation, Discourse Analysis, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Collins, Haynes – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This article draws on data from an ethnographic account of the institutionalisation of 'the intercultural' within a large British university. The study finds that although the term 'intercultural' is frequently used in multiple forms, it is often aligned with the dominant discourses of the neoliberal university system in order to become an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ethnography, Universities, Commercialization
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Amadasi, Sara; Holliday, Adrian – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
In an interview with a postgraduate student about her intercultural experience of recently arriving for study abroad, it was found that the two researchers and the student were engaged in a mutual exploration of cultural identity. The interview events became conversational and took the form of small culture formation on the go in which each…
Descriptors: Interviews, Study Abroad, Personal Narratives, Graduate Students