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Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala; Teo, Adisa – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study is to measure the comprehensibility of the Expanding Circle nations' citizens, namely Burmese, Cambodians, Indonesians, Laotians, Thais and Vietnamese towards the Outer Circle Englishes, namely Bruneian English, Malaysian English. Philippine English and Singaporean English. Ten universities in the Expanding Circle that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Variation
Kuroda, Kazuo; Yuki, Takako; Kang, Kyuwon – Online Submission, 2010
Set against the backdrop of increasing economic interdependence in East Asia, the idea of regional integration is now being discussed as a long-term political process in the region. As in the field of the international economy, de facto integration and interdependence exist with respect to the internationalization of the higher education system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Jacobs, George M.; Zhuo, Qiong-Yan; Jocson, Patricia C.; Ong, Chye Wah; Austria, Maria D. Elizabeth; Sevier, Marti; Teo, Winnie – Online Submission, 2001
All languages change (Fromkin and Rodman 1993). Language educators must be aware of these changes and help keep their students up to date with them. One area of change in the English language is the controversial shift from gender-exclusive language, such as "Everyone should do his duty" and "Man has done great damage to the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English (Second Language), Gender Issues, Sex Fairness
Jacobs, George M.; Ratmanida – Online Submission, 1996
Group activities developed in Western countries have been advocated for use in foreign and second language learning internationally. This article reports the views of 31 second language educators from six Southeast Asian countries (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand) on the appropriateness of group…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Asians