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Carr, Georgia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
To properly understand sex education, it is important to consider the informal education that takes place outside the classroom. Students often seek out other resources to supplement the education they receive in school, especially to cover topics which are absent or underdeveloped in the formal sex education curriculum. A key resource for this,…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Periodicals, Information Seeking, Informal Education
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Mockler, Nicole – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
The National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has been a key tenet of Australian education policy since its launch over a decade ago. Print media coverage of NAPLAN and myschool.edu.au, which displays and compares NAPLAN results across Australia, has played a role in both reporting and shaping this aspect of education policy.…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Literacy
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Yao, Xiaofang; Gruba, Paul – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
Increased attention to urban diversity as a site of study has fostered the recent development of linguistic landscape studies. To date, however, much of the research in this area has concerned the use and spread of English to the exclusion of other global languages. In a case study situated in Box Hill, a large suburb of Melbourne, we adopted a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Smith-Khan, Laura – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This article explores public debates about credibility in media discourse regarding a Somali refugee who was raped on Nauru. Given the pseudonym "Abyan", she was living on Nauru as a result of Australian refugee policy and was brought to Australia for medical assistance. Her treatment by the Australian authorities became the subject of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credibility, News Media, News Reporting
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Gleeson, Margaret; Davison, Chris – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Thirty years ago Australian researchers led the development of language and content integration in schools, advocating systematic teaching of language across the curriculum to meet the needs of English as an additional language (EAL) students. However, despite significant improvements in initial teacher education, targeted professional development…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Dyson, Bronwen Patricia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Is oral feedback on thesis writing from supervisors and academic literacy advisors (ALA) based on writing criteria, such as the MASUS (Measuring the Academic Skills of University Students) criteria (Bonanno & Jones, 2007)? The study aimed to investigate the distribution of supervisory and ALA oral feedback in terms of the five MASUS Areas.…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Writing (Composition)
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Slaughter, Yvette; Bianco, Joseph Lo; Aliani, Renata; Cross, Russell; Hajek, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Despite decades of often ambitious policies in Australia, languages education is still characterized by intermittent commitment to the teaching of languages, with inequitable access particularly entrenched in rural and regional contexts. While research has focused on the practical and material constraints impacting on policy implementation, little…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Farley, Florence; Stracke, Elke – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This paper investigates a possible relationship between the motivation and attitude of learners towards L2 in the socio-cultural context of Australia. We used an explanatory mixed-methods approach and conducted a survey with 31 international postgraduate TESOL students at a regional university in Australia. Then we conducted semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, English Language Learners
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van Gelderen, Ben; Guthadjaka, Kathy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
In the famous Djuranydjura story from North-East Arnhem Land, when the visiting 'Macassan' offers the Yol?u ancestral dog rice, shoes and blankets, he rejects them all, in favour of his own land and resources. At Gäwa homeland on Elcho Island, this powerful story is reinterpreted to include the arrival of balanda (white) teachers, and their focus…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Literacy Education, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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Moore, Paul J.; Díaz, Adriana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Languages curricula are an important, yet underutilized, site for students' development of intercultural knowledge, awareness and skills in higher education, though there has been little related empirical research. Given the key role teachers play in student learning, in the context of two Australian universities, this study explores language…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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O'Neill, Fiona; Crichton, Jonathan; Scarino, Angela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This paper reports on a semester-long study that explored the experience of a group of local and international students from multiple disciplines, and their teachers, in a core Intercultural Communication undergraduate course of 550 students in which there is an orientation to learning, teaching and assessment that seeks to develop students'…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Hsieh, Teresa Yi-jung – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The aim of this article is to highlight theoretical and practical considerations in design of an intercultural communication course. The first part of the article considers intercultural competence, and uses Bourdieu's notions of education to frame the design of an intercultural communication course. This is followed by discussion of general…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness
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Hatoss, Anikó – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Some of the key challenges in teaching intercultural communication (IC) are to engage learners in activities which develop their critical intercultural awareness and to prepare them for communication in superdiverse (Vertovec, 2007) contexts. This paper discusses linguistic landscapes (LL) as an innovative method for teaching intercultural…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods
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Moore, Tim; Ballantyne, Glenda; McIntosh, Craig – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
There is a consensus nowadays that the best way to develop students' academic literacy abilities is within the context of their studies in the disciplines, an approach known as 'curriculum embedding'. But despite the demonstrable value of this approach, surveys of the field in Australia suggest there has been only limited success over the years in…
Descriptors: Sociology, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse, Intellectual Disciplines
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Iwashita, Noriko; Spence-Brown, Robyn – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Foreign language programs in schools have a strong focus on the development of communicative language ability and, increasingly, assessment tasks are designed to capture communicative abilities required for real-world situations. In communicative test tasks, sociolinguistic and discourse components, which are beyond grammatical accuracy, target…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, Secondary School Students, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation
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