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Rowland, Leonie; Murray, Neil – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This article reports on a small-scale qualitative study designed to explore lecturers' and students' experiences of teaching and learning on a recently-implemented MSc programme in Biomedical Sciences taught in the medium of English at an Italian university. A focus group format was employed to interview twelve students on the programme, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Martin, Jennifer M.; Altarriba, Jeanette; Kazanas, Stephanie A. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Linguistic research on bilinguals has sometimes focused on either first vs. second acquired language or dominant vs. non-dominant language despite situations in which the dominant and first language are no longer the same. Many bilinguals in the U.S. and other countries experience a change in language dominance from a home language to a majority…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Language Dominance, Native Language
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Macaro, Ernesto; Han, Shuangmiao – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Despite the increasing popularity of English Medium Instruction (EMI) for academic subject teaching in China, there is little research regarding the competencies that an EMI teacher needs for effective EMI course delivery and professional development (PD) in the higher education (HE) context. No research has investigated how those can be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Gallagher, Kay; Bataineh, Afaf – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This study investigates the linguistic landscape of eight culturally-responsive, translingual picture storybooks written by bilingual Arabic-English teacher candidates for young emergent bilingual children. Drawing on linguistic content analysis methodology, the study analyses the cross-linguistic challenges teacher candidates faced in creating…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, English, Bilingualism, Childrens Literature
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Pritasari, Adita; Reinaldo, Hendy; Watson, C. W. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Business schools in Asia frequently use English as the medium of instruction. One such school is the School of Business and Management (SBM) of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) which is recognised as one of the leading business schools in Indonesia. Doubt had been expressed whether under current English language (EL) entry requirements…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Business Schools, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examined perceptions of English as an International Language (EIL) by Korean English-major and non-English-major students. It also investigated factors that influenced their perceptions. The EIL Perception Scale was employed to assess two dimensions of EIL (i.e. varieties of English [VE] and strategies for multilingual/multicultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Sugita-McEown, Maya; McEown, Kristopher – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The current study had two objectives: (a) to quantitatively investigate whether Japanese language learners of English have inclusive second language (L2) self-related motivations, and how inclusive L2 self-related motivations contribute to English learning effort and self-rated English ability, and (b) to qualitatively examine how Japanese…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Michael, Rowan B. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Sociolinguistic research on language attitudes has revealed that non-standard accented speakers are usually perceived more negatively than members of the dominant speech community. Few studies, however, have examined whether a speaker's ethnicity, evidenced by nonlinguistic factors such as appearance, may play a role in listeners' perception of…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Ethnicity, Pronunciation, College Faculty
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Rafiee, Marzieh; Abbasian-Naghneh, Salman – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Since its introduction to the field of modern language instruction, willingness to communicate (WTC) attracted much attention from researchers and practitioners. Since then, a large and growing body of literature has investigated the factors influencing language learners' WTC. Among the factors identified, individual factors were found to have…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency
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De Korne, Haley; López Gopar, Mario E.; Rios Rios, Kiara – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Indigenous languages of Mexico have largely been excluded from formal education spaces. This ethnographic action research study highlights a context where "Diidxazá"/ Isthmus Zapotec, an Indigenous language of Oaxaca, has recently begun to be taught in higher education. We examine the ways that administrators, the teacher, and students…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Language Minorities, Action Research, Ethnography
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Moratinos-Johnston, Sofía; Ballester Brage, LLuís; Juan-Garau, Maria; Salazar-Noguera, Joana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Attitudes and motivation seem decisive in successful language learning (Dörnyei, Csizér, and Németh 2006. "Motivation, Language Attitudes and Globalisation: A Hungarian Perspective." Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.). Research in Spanish multilingual contexts analysing the influence of the L1 on attitudes and motivation to learn foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bradford, Annette – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The number of universities offering English-medium instruction (EMI) is growing in Japan. Yet, academic programmes taught in English have not reached their full potential. One powerful barrier to the improvement of these programmes is a misperception that English language proficiency is the defining factor for success. After outlining the growth…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), College Faculty, Language Proficiency
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
People who learn a foreign language hold various mental images about the target language country, its culture and society. These images are recognised as a valuable source of information for developing the cultural component of a foreign language programme. However, explorations of mental images of Korea held by students enrolled in Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Rotter, Christoph E. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Language attitudes involve two sequential cognitive processes: "categorisation" and "stereotyping." Against this empirically underresearched postulate, this study illuminates the influence of self-reported accent identifications on speaker evaluations. Using the matched guise technique, attributions to three L1 varieties of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation, Suprasegmentals
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