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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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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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Tajeddin, Zia; Alemi, Minoo; Pashmforoosh, Roya – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
Despite the global spread of English, it seems that voices from nonnative English teachers concerning English as an international language (EIL) are under-represented. To address the issue, this study sought to investigate the nonnative teachers' perceptions of idealized native-speaker linguistic and pragmatic norms in the EIL context.…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lin, Shumin – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
In order to internationalize higher education, universities across Asia have engaged in aggressive recruitment of international students and increased provision of English-medium instruction (EMI). While many studies have examined Asian international students' intercultural interactions during class discussions in Western/English-speaking…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Classroom Communication, Self Concept, International Education
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Mady, Callie – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This study seeks to examine the success of voluntary immigrants in Grade 6 French immersion with a double comparison to Canadian-born (a) Anglophones and (b) multilingual students (children of voluntary immigrants). The findings, that show the immigrant students to outperform the other two groups in French and English, are explored through a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, French, Immersion Programs, Immigrants
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Court, Jill – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper describes a small-scale study conducted in England with a group of adult migrant and refugee ESOL learners. The study explores how participants conceptualised integration, and their perceptions of the relationship between learning English and integration. The findings highlight that the extent to which a person feels integrated, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Migrants
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Madariaga, José-María; Huguet, Ángel; Janés, Judit – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Catalonia is the Autonomous Community of Spain with the highest proportion of immigrant students. This study analyses the language attitudes of Catalan, as well as the possible explanatory variables for such attitudes, for a large sample with a high proportion of immigrant students and a great linguistic diversity. A questionnaire was given to…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Romance Languages, Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns
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Castro, Paloma; Woodin, Jane; Lundgren, Ulla; Byram, Michael – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Internationalisation is high on the agenda of higher education institutions across the world. Previous research on national and local policies surrounding this phenomenon has identified different discourses of internationalisation which may have an effect on practices such as student mobility. In order to understand better the role of student…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Higher Education, International Education, Study Abroad
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Vinther, Jane; Slethaug, Gordon – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2015
Increasingly students want to go abroad to study--to further their knowledge of English, experience a new culture and cultivate skills. Universities have been actively courting these students, sometimes without regard to their impact on responsibilities of heads of department, secretaries and support staff. Much is written on the intercultural…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, College Faculty
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Kim, Jeongyeon; Tatar, Bradley; Choi, Jinsook – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2014
This study aims to contrastively examine Korean and international students' experiences of taking subject courses at a Korean university. Focusing on the viewpoints of the students, rather than central authorities, we attempt to reveal how language use and cultural factors are interpenetrated in the praxis of English-medium instruction (EMI). The…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Korean, Interviews, English (Second Language)
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Moloney, Robyn – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
Recent years have witnessed rapid growth in language learning within online collaborative learning projects constructed between educational institutions in different cultural and pedagogic contexts. This qualitative case study investigated the role of teacher communication in a short online project between language classes in secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Shie, Jian-Shiung – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
This paper reports on an exploratory study of one specific aspect of intercultural literacy: the activation of intercultural intertexts. Readers of intercultural intertexts fall into two general groups: knowing readers (who know the source text) and unknowing readers (who do not know the source text). This paper aims to explore Taiwanese unknowing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Murata, Kumiko – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
This paper explores difficulties students may experience in giving opinions in class, drawing on data gleaned from the administration of questionnaires and interviews to Japanese and British students. The results show that the students from both groups regard highly of giving and exchanging opinions in class; however, there is a marked difference…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Opinions, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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Gu, Qing – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2010
This article examines variations in beliefs and practices between British English language teaching (ELT) specialists and their Chinese colleagues in a cross-cultural educational development project which used interviews and a questionnaire survey to gather the perceptions and retrospective experiences of Chinese tertiary teachers and expatriate…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators