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Zapata, Gabriela C. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This article investigates the use of culture portfolios in second language Spanish university classes at an American private university as part of an innovation that incorporated an ACTFL standards-based curriculum to a basic language programme. The portfolios required students to complete different types of tasks through interactions with members…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Porto, Melina – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This paper reports a bilateral university project designed to promote intercultural citizenship and foreign language development simultaneously. It is concerned with developing active and responsible citizenship through content-language integrated learning within an ordinary foreign language classroom. The need and rationale for broadening the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Citizenship, Social Justice
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Michelson, Kristen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
Recent scholarship in second and foreign language (FL) pedagogy has advocated for approaches to teaching culture that move beyond static notions of culture-as-fact, construed in terms of national traditions, towards relational approaches that foster strategies for interaction within discourse communities, where members embody and express a range…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Multiple Literacies, Second Language Learning
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Oakley, Grace; Pegrum, Mark; Xiong, Xi Bei; Lim, Cher Ping; Yan, Hanbing – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
In a 2013-2014 Australia-China Council project, middle school students in Australia and China shared digital stories about their everyday lives and local cultures, and traditional tales with a modern twist. This article reports on research that aimed to explore the successes and challenges associated with this digital story exchange between…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Story Telling, Computer Mediated Communication, International Educational Exchange
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Dubiner, Deborah; Deeb, Inas; Schwartz, Mila – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This study was conducted within the context of bilingual Arabic-Hebrew medium preschools in Israel which were established to incorporate instruction in the native languages of both majority and minority children in the classroom. Bilingual education in various settings produces a wide variety of outcomes in terms of language proficiency, cultural…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Agents, Teacher Attitudes, Semitic Languages
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Starkey-Perret, Rebecca; Narcy-Combes, Marie-Françoise – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2017
This contribution gives an account of the results of an action research in which a task-based plurilingual programme was implemented with postgraduate students of Foreign Languages and International Business. Using a mixed-methods approach, combining questionnaire, interview and observation data, we sought to explore the degree to which the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Canale, Germán – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2016
Textbooks are curriculum artefacts that embody particular ideologies and legitimise specific types of knowledge [Apple, M. W. (1982). "Education and power." Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul; Apple, M. W., & Christian-Smith, L. K. (1991). "The politics of the textbook." In M. W. Apple & L. K. Christian-Smith (Eds.),…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
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Bloemert, Jasmijn; Jansen, Ellen; van de Grift, Wim – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2016
There is an increasing awareness that the inclusion of literature in foreign language (FL) curricula can be beneficial to language learners. Especially, the move towards integrated language and literature curricula is gaining ground. In this study we investigated the way English as a foreign language (EFL) is approached in Dutch secondary…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Ben Maad, Mohamed Ridha – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2016
The study of how foreign languages affect the personality-building process has received considerable attention in early childhood research. A number of related projects implemented across Europe have been conducted to establish how such influence may contribute to active citizenship education. However, no echoes of this research line have reached…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Pretests Posttests, Young Children, Questionnaires
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Tedick, Diane J.; Wesely, Pamela M. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2015
This review of the extant research literature focuses on research about content-based language instruction (CBI) programmes in K-12 foreign/second language education in the USA. The review emphasises studies on one-way language immersion (OWI) and two-way language immersion (TWI) programmes, which are school-based and subject matter-driven. OWI…
Descriptors: Course Content, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Drewelow, Isabelle; Mitchell, Claire – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2015
This article reports on an exploratory study, which examines learners' rating of culture in relation to other concepts in advanced Spanish courses and their justification of the ratings attributed. Open-ended responses, elicited from a questionnaire completed by 179 respondents, were analysed line by line using an interpretive approach. Data…
Descriptors: Spanish, Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liyanage, Indika; Walker, Tony; Bartlett, Brendan; Guo, Xuhong – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2015
Culturally specific language practices related to vernacular uses of taboo language such as swearing represent a socially communicative minefield for learners of English. The role of classroom learning experiences to prepare learners for negotiation of taboo language use in social interactions is correspondingly complicated and ignored in much of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Second Language Instruction
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Byram, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2014
At the editor's invitation this article was written as an analysis of the development of the intercultural dimension of foreign language teaching over the last 25 years. It is in part a personal reflection based on an article written for this journal 25 years ago, but it also draws on comments and insights from a network of researchers with…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lindner, Rachel; Méndez Garcia, Maria del Carmen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2014
Positioned against the background of the Council of Europe's interest in developing intercultural competence through education, the study presented in this paper investigates the impact on intercultural visual literacy of the Council of Europe's "Images of Others--An Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media"…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Visual Literacy, Preservice Teachers
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Prieto-Arranz, Jose Igor; Juan-Garau, Maria; Jacob, Karen Lesley – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2013
The rise of English as an international language (EIL) has brought to light the needs of those who speak it as an additional language. This has in turn radically reshaped the role of culture in the EIL classroom, which may now aim at developing critical transcultural awareness. By reporting on a joint initiative undertaken by three schools in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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