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Frank, Monica; Ilieva, Roumiana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The success of Canada's immigration policy is intrinsically tied to employment of an immigrant workforce. Teaching is the fourth largest profession among Canadian immigrants, yet immigrants whose occupations are in education are three times less likely to be employed in their matching profession. Failure to incorporate an immigrant workforce not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Immigrants
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Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Tsurutani, Chiharu – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Sociolinguistic research on attitudes towards language has revealed that native speakers of English are drawn towards those who share their native accent and respond cautiously, perhaps negatively, towards those speaking in "accented" English (Lambert, Hodgson, Gardner & Fillenbaum, 1960; Rubin, 1992). These perceptions greatly…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Personality
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Bordia, Sarbari; Wales, Lynn; Gallois, Cindy; Pittam, Jeffery – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
Affective variables can help understand differences in student performance. This paper presents student expectations as an affective variable that has so far received little research attention. Students have expectations from educational providers, the fulfilment of which can create a positive learning environment leading to better performance.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Social Values