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Schmidt, Clea; McDaid, Rory – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Drawing on qualitative interview and focus group data collected from Internationally Educated Teachers (IETs) in the context of two different research studies conducted in Ireland and Manitoba, Canada, this article critically examines how national/regional linguistic requirements and expectations of a hidden curriculum are experienced as barriers…
Descriptors: Barriers, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Teacher Education
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Bell, Jill Sinclair – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1995
Examines Canadian research in job training programs to question whether the development of English language proficiency has a positive impact on the career prospects of most workplace learners. This article describes some workplace programs that include antiracist training and cross-cultural awareness for all members of the workplace. (11…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Cultural Interrelationships, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Cafarella, Caterina – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Investigates, within the context of the question-answer framework of a foreign language oral proficiency test, the interactive nature of spoken discourse between Canadian students and assessors when there is trouble in talk as perceived by the assessors, with a focus on how they accommodate to the students. The study has implications for rater…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Discourse Analysis, Evaluators, Foreign Countries