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van Kampen, Evelyn; Meirink, Jacobiene; Admiraal, Wilfried; Berry, Amanda – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
This study aims to characterise teachers' "integrated" content-language learning pedagogies teaching the skills-focused subject "Global Perspectives" (GP) in Dutch bilingual upper-secondary-schools. Eleven teachers from seven bilingual schools across the Netherlands participated in the study in the school-year 2016-2017. To…
Descriptors: Content and Language Integrated Learning, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Al-Murtadha, Mutahar A. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
This longitudinal mixed methods study investigated the relationship between self-reported L1 and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC), observed (actual) L1 and L2 WTC behaviour, and academic achievement, as well as gender differences. Whereas early studies on WTC have focused on examining WTC as a trait, a few later studies have examined WTC as a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Communication (Thought Transfer), Longitudinal Studies
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Dolowy-Rybinska, Nicole; Ratajczak, Cordula – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
The article studies minority language policy in the situation of an internal division within a speech community. It is based on the example of the Upper Sorbs -- a Slavic minority in Germany. The division within this community is based on language use, the level of assimilation and religion. The Catholic Upper Sorbs have maintained…
Descriptors: German, Bilingual Education, Language Planning, Slavic Languages
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Baker, Will; Fang, Fan – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
A frequently stated aim of the increasing internationalisation of higher education (HE) is the incorporation of intercultural elements. This has recently been conceptualised through the notion of intercultural citizenship with universities promising to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage in global workplaces and…
Descriptors: International Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Barrot, Jessie S. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
One recent development in writing pedagogy is the use of Web 2.0 technologies such as Facebook. Although there have been a lot of studies on Facebook use in writing classrooms, very few studies have explored it as an e-portfolio platform. Thus, this quasi-experimental study attempted to investigate the effects of Facebook-based e-portfolio on L2…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Social Media, Audience Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Weiqing; Li, Shaofeng – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
Instructional context plays a crucial role in the learning of a second/foreign language. The present study compared the occurrence of corrective feedback (CF) and learner uptake across two instructional contexts at the tertiary level: English as a second language (ESL) in the US and English as a foreign language (EFL) in China. Analysis of 36 h of…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Colliander, Helena; Fejes, Andreas – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
Despite previous critical studies on the method, Suggestopedia has re-emerged as a popular method for second language teaching and learning in Sweden. In this article, we focus on what characterises Suggestopedia teaching in Swedish as a second language for adult migrants. Taking a sociocultural perspective, specifically regarding the concepts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Swedish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
This article examines environmental literacy topics in Chinese language textbooks used in elementary school education nationwide in China. Published by People's Education Press, the textbooks serve as the core teaching material for literacy education of primary school children. Informed by language socialisation and literacy studies, this paper…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Elementary Education, Textbooks
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Xiong, Tao; Peng, Yue – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
This paper presents a comparative analysis investigating how cultural values are represented in two sets of widely used Chinese as a second language (CSL) textbooks published in mainland China (New Practical Chinese Reader, NPCR) and the US (Integrated Chinese, IC) respectively. Using an integrated critical social semiotic approach, we examined…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Risager, Karen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
What images of the world do we find in language textbooks? What countries and continents are favoured, what key problems of the world are mentioned and taken up, what segments of the world's populations are represented and how, what role is given to the understanding of world history, colonialism and imperialism, what role is given to the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Textbooks, World History
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Canale, Germán – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
Language textbooks have been--and still are--the centre of attention of substantial research in the field of applied linguistics, language education and instruction, and language studies, among others. This paper synthesizes results and findings from the current Special Issue 'The language textbook: representation, interaction and learning''. In…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Textbooks, Applied Linguistics
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Bori, Pau – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
While there is a growing body of scholarship on the neoliberal content of global English textbooks, the ways in which these commercial materials come to life in teaching and learning practices are still under researched. Drawing on a critical ethnographic account of two English courses for unemployed students in a private language school in…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Textbooks, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Weninger, Csilla – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
Increasingly, studies are taking account of multimodality when analyzing language textbooks. Due to the diversity of multimodal frameworks used in analyses, and the interdisciplinary nature of language textbook studies, conceptual differences arise that are important to discuss -- which is the purpose of this paper. Specifically, I argue that…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Content Analysis, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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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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