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Cannon, Anneliese; Blair, Alissa – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2014
In this article, we demonstrate how ethnodramatic writing can offer critically needed insights into the language learning and educational trajectories of a significant yet little researched group of immigrant English learners in community college settings. The participants' reflections and impressions about learning English and about U.S. culture…
Descriptors: Drama, Writing (Composition), English Language Learners, Community Colleges
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Wilcox, K. Campbell – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2007
This article reports on a study investigating ways students from Japan studying English as a second language at an American community college encounter cultural dissonance in their classroom interactions. I take a sociocognitive view rooted in the work of Bakhtin and Vygostky to explore the ways language, culture, and cognitive processes interplay…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes