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Brewer, Sarah; Whiteside, Karin – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The Cara Syria Programme has been developed to support Syrian academics who have had to abandon their academic positions due to the conflict in Syria and who have seen their careers compromised as a result. The Programme offers a means to re-establish their academic identities and develop new skills through participation in the learning activities…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vekemans, Herlinda – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In the last few decades the medical community has increasingly underlined the necessity for medical students and healthcare professionals to acquire adequate and patient-friendly medical language and communication skills. Although teachers of foreign languages for medical purposes are usually not medically trained, their learners present them with…
Descriptors: Medical Education, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dalziel, Fiona; Davies, Gillian; Han, Amy – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The European Language Portfolio (ELP) was designed as a tool that "supports reflective learning and fosters the development of learner autonomy" (Little 2009, "The European Language Portfolio: Where pedagogy and assessment meet". Strasbourg: Council of Europe.…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Second Language Learning
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Schlabach, Joachim – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Plurilingual skills are among the key skills required in international business communication. Employees working in international business operations use multiple languages concurrently, switch between them, and mediate between different languages and cultures. Up until now however, the language teaching accompanying business studies at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, International Trade
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Schaller-Schwaner, Iris – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article originated in a creative attempt to engage audiences visually, on a poster, with ideas about language(s), teaching and learning which have been informing language education at university language centres. It was originally locally grounded and devised to take soundings with colleagues and with participants at the CercleS 2014…
Descriptors: Pictorial Stimuli, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mansfield, Gillian – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This article intends to show how situation comedies may be used in the English language classroom to develop awareness-raising activities aimed at soliciting an understanding of essentially pragmatic and cultural aspects of everyday language. After a brief overview of studies on pragmatic teachability (Rose and Kasper 2001, 2002) and learnability…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Zhang, George X. – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2014
British higher education is becoming more and more market-driven following the increase in tuition fees in 2012. As a result, universities need to respond more readily to the market, and student demand and the high employability of graduates are now a priority for most universities. With the growing importance of Asian economies in the new age of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese, Global Approach
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Carson, Lorna; Do, Eunjee – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2013
A growth in interest in Korean contemporary culture in Europe has benefitted Korean language studies in Higher Education. This article describes an innovative Korean language programme in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Since its establishment as a pilot project in 2010, the Korean…
Descriptors: Korean, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction