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Nguyen, Bao Trang Thi; Pennycook, Alastair – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This study examines the language, academic, and socio-cultural concerns of 24 Vietnamese international students (PhD, master's and undergraduate) studying in universities in Sydney, Australia. Alongside the obvious linguistic concerns, the salient issues that emerge from this study draw attention to the struggles these students face to adapt to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Coping, Student Attitudes
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Pennycook, Alastair – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
In this article, the author provides a brief response to Claire Kramsch's paper. While the author agrees in many ways with her arguments, he also wants to point to a potential contradiction between two positions: On the one hand, Kramsch suggests that in promoting foreign language learning language educators run the danger of essentialising the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anglo Americans, Criticism
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Pennycook, Alastair – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
In this paper I suggest that as educators we need to understand that the spaces and cultures our students inhabit are to be found not so much in predefinitions of cultural background or in studies of classrooms as cultural spaces as in the transcultural flows with which our students engage. Thus, my argument is not only that, as Singh and Doherty…
Descriptors: Global Education, Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Cultural Background