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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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Róg, Tomasz – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
Studying abroad may seem like an unparalleled opportunity to learn a foreign language. Massive exposure to the language, chances for interaction with native speakers, and cultural immersion appear to create excellent conditions for language learning. Yet, most available research indicates that study abroad (SA) participants rarely achieve…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Personal Narratives
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Basílio, Daniel; Araújo e Sá, Maria Helena; Simões, Ana Raquel – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study intends to highlight the role that Foreign Language Education (FLE), particularly in the Higher Education context, can play so as to contribute to the rapprochement of two distant and still mutually unknown countries such as Portugal and Turkey. In this sense, it ultimately aims at supporting the training of intercultural speakers,…
Descriptors: Role, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Mutlu, Sevcan; Ortaçtepe, Deniz – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
The present study explored the identity (re)construction of five nonnative English teachers who went to the USA on a prestigious scholarship for one year to teach their native language, Turkish. In that sense, it investigated how this shift from being a nonnative English teacher to a native Turkish teacher influenced their self-image,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Jenks, Christopher – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
This paper examines the different social categories that are made relevant when geographically dispersed speakers of English as an additional language communicate in chat rooms. Although the literature characterizes these interactions as English as a lingua franca, this paper explores to what extent interactants see themselves as lingua franca…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Atay, Derin – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2005
Both the objectives of the global approach and the fact that Turkey is facing European integration call for the implementation of concepts like "intercultural learning" and "intercultural understanding" in English language teaching. Although the cultural dimension of language is as important as its linguistic dimension,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Ebert, Reika – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2004
This paper explores Demirkan's narrative strategies in "Schwarzer Tee mit drei Stuck Zucker" to negotiate issues of a life between two cultures and traditions. Based on Bhabha's insights that mainstream culture needs intellectual and artistic infusion from the margins of a society in order to remain vital; and that cultural production…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Migrants, Literature