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Ryan, Phyllis M. – 1999
This paper argues that a need exists, especially in urban universities, to focus on attitudes toward foreign language learning (in this case, the learning of English) and toward speakers of the language being learned as well as the cultures represented by its speakers. The concept of interculturality as a goal for learning challenges negative…
Descriptors: Business English, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education
Lusnia, Karen B. – 1999
This paper describes and examines an experimental and innovative program at the Center for the Teaching of Foreign Languages at the National Autonomous University of Mexico to provide teacher education courses by means of distance learning. This program was undertaken in response to a scarcity of qualified language teachers. It is aimed at…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction
Guadarrama, Irma N. – 1998
This paper describes a program that brings bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers from the United States to a Mexican ESL school to teach in the Tetiz (Yucatan, Mexico) field school and in exchange, learn Mayan language and culture. The theoretical base for the project is drawn from the work of major theorists in second language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Students, Cultural Education, English (Second Language)
Chen, Yueh-miao – 1994
A study investigated the perceptions of college students from three different cultural groups in English composition courses concerning writing and effective writing instruction. Subjects were native speakers of American English, natives of South Korea, and natives of Mexico. Data were collected through classroom observation and in systematic…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, College Students, Comparative Analysis