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Gardner, David; Lau, Ken – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on a study of prior and current experiences with English of non-local Asian international students and of their language expectations when commencing their studies at an English-medium university in Hong Kong. In addition to grappling with new academic demands, these sojourners need to adapt to a vastly different social…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Croft, Kerrie, and MacPherson, R. J. S. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1990
An overview of administrative policies toward language education in New South Wales notes the impact of policy changes, many of which reinforced elitism and seemed to cause a decline in the number of students studying languages. (24 references) (CP)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Berthold, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Overviews different kinds of language immersion programs and issues involved in their successful implementation. The Australian experience with such programs is highlighted, focusing on particular problems posed by resistance to language studies, perceived elitism, teacher shortages, immersion teacher training, student selection, immersion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Attitudes
Lewkowicz, Jo – Hongkong Papers in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 1990
A discussion of Chinese- and English-medium instruction in Hong Kong schools, particularly at the levels of secondary and higher education, focuses on recent recommendations for improved instruction and articulation. The discussion is presented in two parts. The first presents the response of the University of Hong Kong's Language Centre to the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Chinese
Carr, Thomas M., Jr. – 1981
In beginning and intermediate foreign language instruction, art has been neglected both as an instructional aid and as enrichment. Squeezed out by popular culture, the contemporary scene, and a perception of elitism, the visual arts nevertheless offer a rich resource in acquainting students with both the depth and the breadth of another culture.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Classroom Techniques, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction