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Kaliska, Marta – Research-publishing.net, 2018
According to Kasper (1992), L2 pragmatic knowledge affects all communicative acts. It can be described as the speaker's ability both to adapt linguistic formulae to social contextual constraints and to understand the implications of indirect utterances. The Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) describes pragmatic competence…
Descriptors: Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Troncarelli, Donatella; Villarini, Andrea – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Over the last few decades the international dimension of higher education has grown significantly as internationalization has become a strategic goal for many governments. Students on the move worldwide reached five million in 2015 and their number is increasing at a rate of 10% each year. Many of these students need to develop proficiency in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Plutino, Alessia – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper looks back at an academic-led language field trip project, now in its third year, involving ab-initio students of Italian at the University of Southampton. It considers the role of academic-led field trips in Modern Languages (ML) and it explores the underlying pedagogical approaches that were adopted to enhance students' engagement,…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Italian
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Cervini, Cristiana; Solovova, Olga; Jakkula, Annukka; Ruta, Karolina – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Learning has been moving out of classrooms into virtual and physical spaces for over a decade now (Naismith, Lonsdale, Vavoula, & Sharples, 2004). It is becoming mobile "in space", i.e. carried across various domains (workplace, home, places of leisure), "in time", as it encompasses different moments of the day, and in…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Telecommunications