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MacDonald, Malcolm N. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This paper will carry out a theoretical and empirical inquiry into the ways in which the 'discourse of thirdness' is constituted within the field of intercultural studies. It will firstly critically review the autochthonous conceptualisations of the Third Space and other metaphors of 'thirdness' in language education. It will then use corpus…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Journal Articles
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Peck, Catherine; Yates, Lynda – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
The 'intercultural turn' in foreign language education has brought to the fore the need to foster intercultural competences. Yet in contexts where virtually all intercultural communication is mediated by English as a foreign language (hereafter EFL), proficiency in that language determines to a large extent access to intercultural experiences,…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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McKinley, Jim; Dunworth, Katie; Grimshaw, Trevor; Iwaniec, Janina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
With the number of international postgraduate students in UK universities steadily increasing, there is great interest in understanding how institutions can more effectively meet these students' expectations and needs through programme-supported development of intercultural competence. This paper reports on a project that explored experiences and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Students, Student Needs
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Zhou, Vivien Xiaowei; Pilcher, Nick – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
In this paper, we explore intercultural communication as dialogue occurring in a third space. Through seven students' reflective essays on group-based intercultural learning, we analyse the ever-shifting communicative space that interlocutors produce through negotiating the meanings of difference and power and their dialogic relations with the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Ethics, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Clark-Gareca, Beth; Gui, Min – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Instructional practices are fundamentally influenced by teacher beliefs. Cultural and pedagogical belief differences in EFL teachers can fuel a lack of professional understanding among teachers with contrasting perspectives about effective teaching practices. The present study examined the alignment between the beliefs of Chinese English teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Khan, Cristine – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Through recent educational initiatives that incorporate native English speakers (NESs) in achieving English proficiency, Colombia has seen an increase in NESs working as teachers or teaching assistants. This interpretive study uses qualitative methods to understand how NESs stimulate intercultural exchanges and awareness between Colombians and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Native Speakers, Role, Foreign Countries
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Barakos, Elisabeth – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This article examines language trainers as language workers in an Austrian language education company. The study interrogates what the trainers' discourses, ideologies and practices about the nature of their work are, and how these reside within the logic and discursive practices of their employer. A close analysis of interview, ethnographic and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Knowledge Economy
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Ganassin, Sara – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This article investigates how pupils and teachers in two Chinese community schools in the UK understand Chinese culture as regards the classroom teaching and other activities offered by the schools such as the celebration of festivals. Working from a social constructionist perspective and building on the work of Adrian Holliday, the study explores…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Community Schools, Asian Culture, Cultural Activities
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Gyogi, Eiko – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This study examines the potential of translation activities as a means for introducing a discourse approach to teaching culture in the beginner-level language classroom. For this purpose, a translation session was implemented to a group of beginner-level learners of Japanese at a UK university. Analysis of classroom interaction and students'…
Descriptors: Translation, Discourse Analysis, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Valdeón, Roberto A. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
Drawing on Michael Cronin's analysis of "Stagecoach," and on narrative theory and image studies, this paper aims to examine the role of language and translation in two classical Hollywood westerns, namely "They Died with Their Boots On" and "Fort Apache." It will consider whether these films provide only negative…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Translation, Films, English
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Fukuda, Makiko – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This paper explores language education in a Japanese school in Catalonia from the viewpoints of language policy with special attention to ideology. Our main goal is to identify the major factors which influence over the school's language education. As a national school abroad, this school should include national, local and global viewpoints in its…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Japanese, Administrator Attitudes
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Roiha, Anssi; Sommier, Mélodine – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This article examines the long-term effects of CLIL on former pupils' foreign language and intercultural attitudes. The 24 participants, who received English-medium CLIL for nine years in the 1990s, were interviewed and the data analyzed using thematic analysis. The participants generally felt that CLIL had had a very positive effect on their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Çiftçi, Emrullah Yasin; Karaman, A. Cendel – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
Study abroad opportunities can contribute significantly to the development of higher education students. However, participants' preparation experiences and future-oriented thought patterns prior to the international mobility period can influence the merits of such opportunities. This study, therefore, explored the preparation experiences of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, College Students, Educational Benefits
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King de Ramírez, Carmen – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
International non-profit organizations (INGOs) were traditionally established to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures. In order for INGOs to successfully carry out their objectives, global activists must work together in a culturally sensitive and responsible manner. The current article examines a volunteer training model that was designed to…
Descriptors: Socialization, Mexicans, Nonprofit Organizations, International Organizations
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Khoshsaligheh, Masood; Ameri, Saeed; Mehdizadkhani, Milad – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This article examined the translation of taboo language in English language films subtitled into Persian by Iranian fansubbers. Based on the results, the fansubbers' strategies towards taboo language translation were classified into maintaining, deleting, mitigating, substituting, and amplifying. Further analysis suggested that their approach was…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Translation, English, Layout (Publications)
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