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Czop Assaf, Lori; O'Donnell Lussier, Kristie – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
In this qualitative study, we examine the experiences of South African multilingual learners and one local teacher after participating in a community-based, digital storytelling project on career dreams. A secondary purpose was to uncover the skills, knowledge, and abilities learners used as they created digital stories that reflected their future…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Cultural Capital, Rural Education, Story Telling
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Constantinou, Filio; Chambers, Lucy; Zanini, Nadir; Klir, Nicole – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
One of the missions of language education internationally is to enable students to use language in a context-appropriate manner. Against this backdrop, students' ability to linguistically encode formality emerges as an important issue. Using extracts of writing produced by 16-year-old students in 2004 and 2014, this study sought to investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Language Usage, English
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Davidson, Rachel; Liu, Yongcan – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Research on the representation of culture in language textbooks rarely incorporates the concept of global citizenship, despite its increasing relevance to language education in our globalising world. To address this critique, a mixed-method study was conducted to investigate cultural representation in Japanese elementary school English textbooks,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Textbook Content, English (Second Language), Cultural Traits
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Szczepek Reed, Beatrice; Said, Fatma; Davies, Ian; Bengsch, Geraldine – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Heritage language education is not included in the national curriculum in England, and therefore formal learning and teaching of heritage languages are primarily achieved through complementary schools, which are part-time, community-led and linked to various ethnic and national backgrounds. This study focuses on Arabic complementary schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Native Language Instruction, Community Programs
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Tigert, Johanna M. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
To educate their diverse learners in a culturally and linguistically responsive way, teachers must recognise that students come to school with rich literacies learned in their homes and communities. To shed light on one particular linguistic group's engagement with literacies in the context of community, the current study examines a Finnish…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education, Language of Instruction, Finno Ugric Languages
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Jiang, Anne Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; May, Stephen; Qin, Limin Tony – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Teaching English for specific purposes (ESP) is widely acknowledged as highly demanding for teachers. Currently in China itself, shifting the curriculum focus from General English to ESP in the provision of English language education is regarded as a curriculum innovation. And yet, scarcely any research has probed into the challenges facing novice…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries
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Van Mensel, Luk; Hiligsmann, Philippe; Mettewie, Laurence; Galand, Benoît – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) programmes are increasingly popular throughout Europe, but are sometimes accused of inducing a selection bias in the pupil population, both through selection mechanisms of the schools themselves and self-selection of the pupils (and/or their parents). As a result, the outcomes of the CLIL approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Pérez-García, Elisa; Sánchez, María Jesús – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
The study assesses the extent to which Spanish students of English as a foreign language (EFL) at a B1+ level (CEFR) are able to communicate in English (target language) joy, sadness, fear, and anger emotions. It focuses on perception, by investigating learners' ability to recognise these emotions in a reading task, and production, by examining…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Farley, Alan; Yang, Helen Hong; Min, Le; Ma, Shuang – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
This is the first empirical study to examine the comparative predictive power of Chinese national college English language program (CEP), a Western university's English for academic purpose (EAP) language program, a standardised English language proficiency (SELP) test, and business diploma for the academic performance of Chinese students in…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English for Academic Purposes, Western Civilization, Language Proficiency
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Elosua, Paula; De Boeck, Paul – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Fair educational assessment in linguistically diverse contexts poses new challenges which call for the need to evaluate the impact of context-related language factors on student performance. Based on data from the Basque Autonomous Community in Spain, this research analyses the effect of different factors on a mathematics achievement test. Using…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
This paper presents findings of a qualitative inquiry into international students' experiences and perceptions of their language use in an English-medium international university in multilingual Hong Kong, with particular attention to the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) in relation to other languages. Based on data collected from in-depth…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Multilingualism
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Liu, Wei; Wang, Qiang – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Reported in this paper is an ethnographic study in a Beijing senior high school that aims to examine the pedagogical lived experiences of Chinese EFL teachers against the backdrop of the nation's mandated curriculum change. The lived experiences of teachers gleaned from this study speak to the complexity and difficulty of pedagogical change at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Cotterill, Simon – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Unlike other groups of international students, Chinese speakers' use of English names while studying in English is an established norm. Relatively little discussion of the practice has taken place within recent literature, and less attention still has been paid to the minority of Chinese-speaking students who do not adopt English names. The choice…
Descriptors: Chinese, Native Language, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Gyogi, Eiko – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Recent studies have brought attention to the potential of translation as a symbolic activity to improve students' translingual competence. This study contributes to this growing field of study by examining students' voices in class discussions in translation classrooms. Five translation sessions were implemented with beginner and intermediate…
Descriptors: Translation, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cunningham, Clare – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
Despite research evidence showing that home language maintenance is important both individually and societally, the task of managing and encouraging it has traditionally fallen to minority language communities and families, tending to lead to inter-generational language shift. Teachers' discourses about responsibilities for language maintenance,…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Maintenance, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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