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Caruso, Elisa – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This article reports on research that questions the existence and use of translingual practices in higher education. On the one hand, the increase of mobility in Tertiary Education leads to the presence of various individual repertoires in the classroom and, on the other hand, the use of scientific texts, usually published in English, is more and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Fratter, Ivana; Marigo, Luisa – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The growing number of internationally mobile students who present Italian L2 language certificates on entry has led the University of Padua Language Centre (CLA) to reflect on whether it should maintain an online placement testing as a means of placing students in the relevant classes (Fratter, Ivana & Altinier. Micol 2015. Gli apprendenti di…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Placement, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Seppälä, Riina – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In today's world, individuals should be able to maintain their expertise amidst constant changes. Thus, this type of agency should be supported in higher education. One approach for a teacher-researcher to examine supporting agency and how it manifests itself in higher education courses is through the learning design. In this article, learning…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Instructional Design, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Niinivaara, Janne; Vaattovaara, Johanna – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This article deals with a learning environment survey conducted among University of Helsinki students and language teachers in the university's Language Centre (LC). The survey was designed to acquire information for the development of a practical strategy for the digitalization of language learning and teaching by the local LC. The article…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students, Student Surveys
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Olejarczuk, Edyta – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
A considerable body of research has grown up on learners' perceptions of computer-assisted language learning, clearly a key consideration for curriculum designers and teachers involved in the planning and deployment of technology. This article aims to contribute to this work by focusing specifically on learners of English for Specific Purposes…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Beliefs, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language)
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Morrison, Bruce; Evans, Stephen – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In an increasingly globalised world, English-medium tertiary education has become increasingly prominent and sought after. However, non-native speaker (NNS) school-leavers entering an English-medium university, whether as NNS local students or as international students, not only encounter those challenges faced by all freshmen students, but often…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Foreign Students, College Freshmen
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Unger-Ullmann, Daniela – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This report describes the opportunities, challenges and limits of evidence-based quality improvement in university language teaching. Using "treffpunkt sprachen"--Centre for Language, Plurilingualism and Didactics at the University of Graz as an example, it provides a brief explanation of the centre and then presents the prioritization…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Opportunities
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Colaiacomo, Silvia; Puntil, Donata – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This report illustrates the context and development of the Intercultural Learning module, provided by the Modern Language Centre (MLC), King's College London. The Intercultural Learning Module is a one semester undergraduate course mostly attended by visiting study abroad students. The module aims to enhance students' intercultural awareness and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Cross Cultural Training
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Kusumoto, Yoko – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Today the Framework for 21st Century Learning developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) is widely recognized and has been used in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. P21 defines and illustrates the skills and knowledge students need and states that critical thinking is fundamental for twenty-first century success and essential for…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Amono, Maria; Banchetti, Niccolò – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In this report, we present certain teaching activities employed at the University of Calabria and at the I.T.C. C. Mortati high school. The former were conducted within the English for Basic Academic Skills courses, the latter in the Spanish as a Foreign Language classes for students in the last two years of high school. The grammar and linguistic…
Descriptors: Multilingual Materials, Learning Activities, College Second Language Programs, High School Students
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Robinson, Ian Michael – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
With the advent of web 2.0 and the ease of use of many hand-held devices, access to the internet has never been easier. This has been accompanied by a growing range of sites available for learning an L2. These sites offer lessons, explanations, exercises, corrections and feedback. It now becomes time once again to question whether physical bricks…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Pitkänen, Kari K. – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Over the past decades, Finland has become more international, and the need for academic and professional language skills has increased and shifted towards productive skills. In this paper, I shall provide an overview of this development as seen through course catalogues from four decades, and compare it with real student needs, strengths and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Giampieri, Patrizia – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
It is argued that learning a language through films is enjoyable, useful and motivating. At the same time, despite being scripted, film dialogues are claimed to mirror authentic conversational language. This paper is aimed at exploring whether films provide useful and interesting instances of spoken language. These can be used in ESL (English as a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication, Communication Skills
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Lancereau-Forster, Nicole; Martinez, Josiane – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Due to globalization and the spread in the use of foreign languages in the workplace, language needs have been regularly and increasingly researched, whether from linguistic, psychological or socio-economic perspectives. The use of these languages, far from being neutral, gives rise to a whole set of attitudes, feelings, behaviours and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Work Environment, Language Usage, Language Attitudes
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Zherebov, Vladimir; Schalley, Ewa – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In this paper we propose a new methodology for teaching third person possessive pronouns in Russian and Polish ("???/??/??" Russian "jego, jej, ich" Polish) as opposed to the reflexive pronouns "????" (Russian) "swój" (Polish), which always pose significant problems for students learning these languages. In…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Polish
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