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Budden, Michael C.; Budden, Connie B.; Lopez, Tará Burnthorne – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
The importance of effective communication skills in the workplace is widely documented and recognized as a success factor in many fields of endeavor. As the workplace becomes more diverse and more global in nature, the ability to communicate across cultures is gaining in importance. A class exercise in which Panamanian educators and US students…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Marketing, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Kaloti, Yesim Ozek – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
Contrasting studies of foreign language teacher education have become a growing interest among educationists and researchers in different countries (Yoder, 1992; McKay & Montgomery, 1995; Baker & Giacchino-Baker, 2000; Stachowski & Sparks, 2007; Firmin, M. W., Firmin, R & MacKay, F. M., 2008; LaFond & Dogancay-Aktuna, 2009;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Lee, Juyeon; Heinz, Michael – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to investigate effective English language learning strategies (LLSs) employed by successful language learners. The participants in this study were 20 student interpreters enrolled in the graduate school of interpretation and translation in Korea. Data on LLSs were collected through unstructured essay writing, a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Advanced Students
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Panina, Daria; Kroumova, Maya – Journal of International Education Research, 2015
There are important cultural differences in attitudes towards and use of electronic text communication. Consistent with Hall's high-context/low-context conceptualization of culture, electronic inter-cultural communication, just as verbal inter-cultural communication, is affected by the culturally-specific assumptions and preferences of message…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Cultural Differences, Preferences
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Yildirim, Ozgur – Journal of International Education Research, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate English language related difficulties experienced by 30 Turkish dual diploma students studying in an ELT (English Language Teaching) program established between a Turkish and an American university, and to see the effects of those difficulties on the students' adjustment process in the U.S.A. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Student Adjustment
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Alwahibee, Khalid Mohammed – Journal of International Education Research, 2015
This paper tried to investigate the differences between two groups of students who have been admitted to the English departments based on two different methods of admission. The first group (A) was admitted directly to the department based on their high school GPA, while the other group (B) was admitted based on the level of their replacement test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, Grade Point Average, College Admission
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Sample, Mark Graham – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
Michael Lewis' Lexical Approach attempted to turn the EFL world on its head by proposing that language acquisition comes from lexis rather than grammar. Lewis states that "language consists not of traditional grammar and vocabulary but often of multi-word prefabricated chunks" (1997:3). Lewis' 1997 handbook, "Implementing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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White, Waneen Aden; Rosado, Caleb – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
This paper focuses on an interdisciplinary project using an innovative teaching methodology developed to generate substantive interaction between international students and mainstream students on American campuses. The process was created after asking international students from a variety of countries the question, "What is the biggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Barriers, Teaching Methods
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Hamilton, Robert – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
In this study, the prototype of a new type of bilingual picture book was field-tested with two sets of mother-son subject pairs. This picture book was designed as a possible tool for providing children with comprehensible input during their critical period for second language acquisition. Context is provided by visual cues and both Japanese and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Preschool Children
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Yoo, Alice Julianna – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
This paper explores the role that culture plays in the classroom setting through Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions. Hofstede categorizes four dimensions of cultural differences, but this paper will focus on power distance, which Hofstede describes as the phenomenon in which less powerful members of a society accept inequality in power as a societal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students
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Li, Nan – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
A noticeable national trend in schools today is the rapid increase in the number of the English language learners. The widespread use of technology in classrooms is another trend today. In combining these two trends, this paper discusses the best practices that teachers can use in classrooms to work effectively with English language learners…
Descriptors: Best Practices, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Educational Trends
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Heinz, Michael – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
There are many different methods that individuals use to learn languages like reading books or writing essays. Not all methods are equally successful for second language learners but nor do all successful learners of a second language show identical preferences for learning methods. Additionally, at the highest level of language learning various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Graduate Students
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Heinz, Michael – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
The purpose of this preliminary study was to look at forensics-based competition events and determine what, if any, impact they could have on the language learning and public speaking skills of interpreters in training. This paper details the nature of the impromptu and extemporaneous speaking events in forensics competitions and introduces a…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Notetaking, Oral Language
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Obaid, Majeda Al Sayyed – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using the Multi-Sensory Approach for teaching students with learning disabilities on the sixth grade students' achievement in mathematics at Jordanian public schools. To achieve the purpose of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' achievement in mathematics. The…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Sensory Integration, Foreign Countries
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Gursoy, Esim – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
Attitudes toward a foreign language and the motivation to learn a language have been of interest to many educators and researchers. However, the majority of research has been conducted with language learners. There is a lack of literature concerning the attitudes of teachers and teacher trainees toward the language they are or will be teaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers
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