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Forman, Ross – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
When teachers and students use L2 in Expanding Circle, Asian EFL classes, what kind of interpersonal roles do they perform, and what does this mean for the development of L2-mediated identity? The notion of alterity, or otherness, is used here to analyse the extent to which identity work occurs in EFL classes located in a Thai university context.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study starts from the premise that academic mobility contributes to the development of students' plurilingual identities and that study abroad contexts aiming at becoming global spaces are particularly interesting sites to explore the individuals' discursive work to (re-)construct their plurilingual identities by reconciling their language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Student Mobility, Multilingualism, Self Concept
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Finley, Angela M. – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
Research in psychology has found that belongingness is an essential human need and motivation. However, in education, particularly in the field of additional language teaching and learning, the impacts of belongingness on academic success are often overlooked. With universities becoming increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse, knowing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Peer Relationship, Second Language Learning
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Hornberger, Nancy H.; De Korne, Haley; Weinberg, Miranda – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The experiences of a community of people learning and teaching Lenape in Pennsylvania provide insights into the complexities of current ways of talking and acting about language reclamation. We illustrate how Native and non-Native participants in a university-based Indigenous language class constructed language, identity, and place in nuanced ways…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Language Maintenance
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Fornara, Fabrizio; Lomicka, Lara – CALICO Journal, 2019
In this paper, we attempt to investigate the pedagogical value of visual social media platforms, specifically Instagram, for the development of the online social presence of language classes. Students in intermediate university-level French and Italian classes used Instagram for a six-week period to reply to a series of questions prompted by the…
Descriptors: Role, Social Media, French, Italian
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Kuo, Jun-­min – TESL-EJ, 2015
This study explores an activity designed to promote critical literacy in Taiwan. This activity had 23 college students perform different exercises all stressing the theme of self-identity as presented in a picture book and other learning sources. Data included classroom observations, reflection entries from the researcher­-instructor, classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Worksheets, Student Attitudes
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Geiger, Brenda – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
This qualitative study addresses the issue of the cultural transition of Arab women who for the first time leave their secluded villages and traditional society in the Northern Galilee to access Western-style Israeli institutions of higher education located in the region in which they will study in Hebrew, their second language. This study uses…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Females, Student Attitudes, Muslims
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Belhiah, Hassan; Elhami, Maha – Language Policy, 2015
This study explores the effectiveness of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in the Arabian/Persian Gulf, with special focus on the situation in the United Arab Emirates. The study, undertaken at six universities located in major cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ajman, and Ras Al Khaimah, examines students' and teachers'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education, Semitic Languages
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Mercer, Sarah – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Recent developments in SLA, such as learner-centredness, social constructivism, the postmethod era, and complexity perspectives, have highlighted the need for more localized, situated understandings of teaching and learning and greater recognition of learner individuality and diversity. In this article, I suggest an effective way of meeting these…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Personal Narratives