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Walker, Ute – Distance Education, 2017
This article examines the discursive construction of social presence and identity in a bilingual collaboration between tertiary distance learners of German in New Zealand and Academic English students in Germany. Drawing on positioning theory, this small-scale study investigated the collaborative practices of a group of students, whose synchronous…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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Barkhuizen, Gary – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This article explores the identities of tutors working in one-to-one instructional arrangements, which entail a tutor and an adult English learner working together to meet the particular language learning needs and goals of the learner. The tutors in this study are matched with their partners through an organization in New Zealand which aims to…
Descriptors: Tutors, Language Teachers, Tutoring, Teaching Experience
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Barkhuizen, Gary – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article presents a theoretical overview of the concept of teacher identity, particularly focusing on poststructuralist conceptions of what identity means, and shows how these ideas can be associated with ideas about narrative and narrative inquiry. It is argued that it is important for teachers, through reflective practice or teacher…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Education, Self Concept, Professional Identity
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Te Huia, Awanui – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Substantially less is known about the motivations of indigenous heritage language learners than the motivations of learners of colonial languages. This study explores the motivations of Maori indigenous New Zealanders and the identity-related motivations they have for learning their heritage language. Interviews with 19 Maori language learners…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Learning Motivation, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups
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Fickel, Letitia Hochstrasser; Henderson, Christine; Price, Gaylene – Educational Research, 2017
Background:¬†Given the persistent gap among majority and minority students in international measures of student outcomes, there is growing attention and research focused on teacher knowledge, learning and professional development. Culturally responsive practice has been posited as one way to ameliorate disparities in outcomes. Proponents of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students
Anderson, Vivienne, Ed.; Johnson, Henry, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
This multidisciplinary collection examines the connections between education, migration and translation across school and higher education sectors, and a broad range of socio-geographical contexts. Organised around the themes of knowledge, language, mobility, and practice, it brings together studies from around the world to offer a timely critique…
Descriptors: Immigration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Watanabe, Yutai – Language Awareness, 2017
As a case study of non-linguists' perceptions of accent, this paper investigates how accurately and on what basis Japanese-accented English (JAE) is discernible from other L2 varieties of English in New Zealand (NZ). The paper sheds light on how a feature salient in speech is associated with the perceived sociolinguistic identity of speakers. An…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Japanese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ratima, Matiu Tai; Papesch, Te Rita – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
This paper presents a case study of the life experiences of one exemplar adult second language Maori learner--Te Rita Papesch. Te Rita was one of 17 participants who were interviewed as a part of the first author's PhD study which sought to answer the question: what factors lead to the development of proficiency in te reo Maori amongst adult…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Interviews, Language Proficiency
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Daly, Nicola – Babel, 2011
Researchers have identified the importance of understanding language teacher identity in order to understand more about language teacher education (Johnson, Pawan, & Mahan-Taylor, 2005; Varghese, Morgan, Johnston, & Johnson, 2005). This paper reports on themes from semistructured interviews conducted individually with six inservice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Andrew, Martin – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
The purpose of this article is to describe the sociocultural learning of 40 second-year students in a Bachelor of Arts in English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) program in Auckland, New Zealand. These learners participated in a teaching and learning intervention involving journalized community placement. The study illustrates how reflective…
Descriptors: Socialization, Diaries, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Andrew, Martin – CALICO Journal, 2009
This paper qualitatively analyzes reflective data gathered from learners' electronic and paper writings about their cultural learning in and about New Zealand. The data comes from three intakes of learners in "Culture and New Zealand Society," a second-year course for migrant and international learners within a Bachelor of Arts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research, Immigrants