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Shafirova, Liudmila; Cassany, Daniel – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
This article reports on fan practices, in English, among an international community of bronies--adult fans of the animated cartoon "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" (MLP). Originally directed at a target audience of young girls, MLP has become popular among men. These older male fans have been extremely active in producing multimodal…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Lutskovskaya, Larisa; Zvereva, Ekaterina V.; Kalashnikova, Elena P. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The paper provides preliminary study in the field of provision of interpreting services in various health care settings including medical institutions and border-cross points for people with limited official language proficiency in Russia through the prism of linguacultural mediation. Special emphasis is laid on possible barriers in…
Descriptors: Migrants, Translation, Health Services, Patients
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Fedorov, Alexander; Levitskaya, Anastasia – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
Media criticism and media education have a lot in common. For example, both media education and media criticism attach great importance to the development of analytical thinking of the audience. Indeed, one of the most important tasks of media education is precisely to teach the audience not only to analyze media texts of any types, but also to…
Descriptors: Mass Media, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Criticism
Fedorov, Alexander; Livitskaya, Anastasia – Online Submission, 2015
The article analyzes the results of the international survey "Synthesis of Media Literacy Education and Media Criticism in the Modern World," conducted by the authors in May-July 2014. 64 media educators, media critics, and researchers in the field of media education and media culture participated in the survey, representing 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Journalism Education, Criticism