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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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Strugielska, Ariadna; Piatkowska, Katarzyna – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
The aim of this paper is to discuss intercultural competence (IC) from a languacognitive perspective, whose main assumption is the interface between language, cognition and culture manifested in meaning construction. The article first emphasizes the centrality of language in the process of meaning construction. As a result, in the following…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Higher Education
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Anderson, Jim; Macleroy, Vicky – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
Based on findings from a 5-year research project called "Critical Connections", this article sets out an integrated framework for language learning in the context of multilingual digital storytelling. Following an explanation of the theoretical approach, four vignettes are presented which illustrate the principles in practice.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Story Telling, Electronic Learning, Vignettes
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Shohamy, Elana – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
While much of the work in language testing is concerned with constructing quality tests in order to measure language knowledge in reliable and valid ways, there has been a significant movement in language testing research that examines tests in the context of their use in education and society. This line of research exits from the notion that…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, Evaluation Research, Ideology
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Mendez Garcia, Maria del Carmen – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2012
The most outstanding overhaul in educational policies in Spanish monolingual communities has been the widespread implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) programmes. This article delves into the supposedly indissoluble relationship between CLIL and intercultural communicative competence. Using as a basis a case study on…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Dyers, Charlyn – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2009
The ongoing migration from the rural areas of South Africa to its cities is exerting strong influences on the language practices of the young, as they learn to cope with new living spaces where languages and cultures converge. Drawing on the theories of transcultural and transidiomatic practices (Jacquemet, 2005; Pennycook, 2007), this article…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Rural to Urban Migration
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Crawshaw, Robert; Harrison, Julia – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2007
This paper examines the sociopragmatic character of intercultural communication between English Language Assistants (ELAs) and their "mentors" in French primary and secondary schools. With reference to Levinson's notion of "activity type", it argues that judgements by mentors as to what constitutes "allowable…
Descriptors: Mentors, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences