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Daly, Selena – Language Learning Journal, 2016
Employability is increasingly becoming a central aspect of higher education in the United Kingdom and it is becoming imperative that modern foreign languages teachers engage directly and sincerely with the employability agenda. This article proposes the use of feature films as a successful method for developing and promoting employability skills…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications
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Massler, Ute; Stotz, Daniel; Queisser, Claudia – Language Learning Journal, 2014
This article explores ways in which learners' achievements can be assessed and reflected in both the domains of linguistic performance and subject-content learning. The content and language integrated learning (CLIL) approach adopted by the authors is one in which language learning and content learning are truly integrated and where neither…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Linguistic Performance, Course Content
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Hughes, Neil; Rolls, Alistair – Language Learning Journal, 2012
In this article, we outline the challenges facing French Studies in regional Australian universities resulting from an increasingly vocational curriculum and doubts about the cost-effectiveness of language learning in higher education. These pressures have resulted in a process of discipline restructuring and significant cuts in the numbers of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Hughes, Neil – Language Learning Journal, 2012
In his "Review of Modern Foreign Languages Provision in Higher Education in England", Michael Worton argues that to safeguard the health of their subjects, languages academics will need to establish "greater, sustainable collaborations" with a range of partners including "extra-educational organisations". For Worton's…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Modern Languages
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Carreres, Angeles; Noriega-Sanchez, Maria – Language Learning Journal, 2011
The past three decades have seen vast changes in attitudes towards translation, both as an academic discipline and as a profession. The insights we have gained in recent years, in particular in the area of professional translator training, call for a reassessment of the role of translation in language teaching. Drawing on research and practices in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Translation, Intellectual Disciplines
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Even, Susanne – Language Learning Journal, 2011
This article presents the original concept of drama grammar, the synthesis of grammar instruction and drama pedagogy, which integrates both structural and communicative paradigms through a dialectic combination of acting and linguistic analysis. Based on the principles of drama pedagogy, drama grammar makes use of techniques from the performing…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Pauwels, Anne – Language Learning Journal, 2011
The place of foreign language learning in education has a rich and diverse history since the introduction of compulsory schooling, with some countries including the learning of a foreign language as a compulsory part of the curriculum, whilst in others foreign language learning is seen as an optional subject suited for more academically minded…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Languages
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Walters, Sue – Language Learning Journal, 2011
This paper, based on the results of a small pilot study of a Bengali supplementary school, discusses the features of the school in relation to other studies of supplementary "mother-tongue" schools and goes on to explore the pedagogy of the school, its relationship with other sites and spaces of learning and the implications of these for…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Indo European Languages, Teaching Methods, Native Language Instruction
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Anderson, Jim – Language Learning Journal, 2011
The realisation of plurilingualism requires a more open and inclusive approach to language teaching and one which takes account of various factors involved in working with learners who have a background in the target language and culture. This article seeks to identify these factors within the context of a set of broader principles for second…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Education Courses, Second Language Learning, Mandarin Chinese
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Polisca, Elena – Language Learning Journal, 2011
This article seeks to assess the impact of V-Pal (Virtual Partnerships for All Languages) on the student language learning experience within a conventional UK higher education (HE) curriculum. V-Pal is an innovative computer-mediated language scheme, based on a reciprocal, distance-learning language project, run by the University of Manchester in…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Tutors
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McCall, Ian Douglas – Language Learning Journal, 2011
This article discusses "My UniSpace", an innovative project which involves undergraduate students in a British university mentoring online pupils aged 14-18 who are studying languages. The project was funded by Routes into Languages, an initiative aimed at increasing take-up in modern languages. "My UniSpace" offers pupils…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Modern Languages, Communication Skills
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Worton, Michael – Language Learning Journal, 2010
When the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) asked the author to undertake a review of modern language provision in England, it was in response to concerns in the sector about falling numbers and diminishing funding. The challenge therefore given to him by HEFCE was both to review the situation and to make recommendations that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning
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Phillips, Magda – Language Learning Journal, 2010
Young modern language (ML) learners' heightened, yet temporary, phonological sensitivity suggests an aptitude for spoken communication with peer native target language (TL) speakers. Opportunities for this can be achieved through videoconferencing (VC). As researcher and specialist teacher at a primary school in England, I undertook a study of VC…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Peer Influence
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Madiba, Mbulungeni – Language Learning Journal, 2010
South African universities are required by the Language Policy for Higher Education adopted by the government on 6 November 2002 to implement multilingualism in their learning and teaching programmes. Multilingualism is recommended in this policy as a means to ensure equity of access and success in higher education, in contrast to past colonial…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Higher Education, Language Planning, Racial Segregation
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Ndimande-Hlongwa, Nobuhle; Balfour, Robert J.; Mkhize, Nhlanhla; Engelbrecht, Charlotte – Language Learning Journal, 2010
The University of KwaZulu-Natal approved its bilingual language policy in 2006 based on the framework of the National Language Policy for Higher Education of 2002. The guiding principles of this policy suggest that the university develops the use of isiZulu as a language of instruction and communication, in line with recommendations of the…
Descriptors: African Languages, Higher Education, Language Planning, Language Attitudes
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