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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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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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Collins, Haynes – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This article draws on data from an ethnographic account of the institutionalisation of 'the intercultural' within a large British university. The study finds that although the term 'intercultural' is frequently used in multiple forms, it is often aligned with the dominant discourses of the neoliberal university system in order to become an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ethnography, Universities, Commercialization
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Hellerstein-Yehezkel, Devora – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This article illustrates the significance of intercultural competence in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to a multicultural group of students in a matriculation preparation programme in Israel. It is based on an action research using a case study approach to examine the role of cultural background in the acquisition of EFL. Drawing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Koshiba, Kenta – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper explores the role that translation may play in developing the symbolic competence of advanced-level bilingual learners. To this end, it examines how a group of bilingual learners engaged with a translation task that was assigned to them as part of their study in an advanced-level Japanese language class at an Australian university.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Japanese, Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning
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Akiyama, Yuka – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This study analyzes the conversational styles of two dyads who engaged in a semester-long, video-mediated telecollaboration between Japan and America. While one dyad expressed the greatest satisfaction and developed the autonomy to continue the project beyond the curricular requirement, the other dyad expressed the greatest frustration, requiring…
Descriptors: Language Styles, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Beaven, Ana; Golubeva, Irina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Higher education (HE) student mobility offers the opportunity to acquire, among other things, intercultural experience. Nevertheless, it is crucial to prepare students and give them the tools to reflect on their experiences before, during and after study abroad. In this pedagogical paper, we present and discuss "Perceptions of self and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Borghetti, Claudia – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This pedagogical paper describes and discusses a teaching activity of intercultural education for mobile students developed within the European IEREST project (http://ierest-project.eu/). The activity "24 h Erasmus Life" aims at making students reflect on four interrelated areas of their sojourn: the emotional impact of living abroad,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication
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Holmes, Prue; Bavieri, Luisa; Ganassin, Sara; Murphy, Jonathon – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study investigated how a "while abroad" (IEREST) intercultural experiential learning programme (i) encouraged mobile student sojourners to explore the concept of "interculturality"; (ii) promoted their intercultural engagement/communication during their stay abroad; and (iii) invited them to reflect on their own…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Learning Experience, Student Mobility, Questionnaires
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Harvey, Lou – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This article theorises the relationship between language and intercultural learning from a Bakhtinian dialogic perspective, based on the language learning story of Federica, a mobile student in UK higher education (HE). I first outline the context of UK HE and its internationalisation agenda, discussing how research in this field has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Students
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Ahn, Tae youn – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Language exchange refers to a learning partnership between two learners with different native languages who collaborate to help each other improve their proficiency in the other's language. The purpose of this study is to examine the ways in which language-exchange participants activate learner agency to construct opportunities for learning in…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Language Proficiency, Interpersonal Communication, Interviews
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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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Ribiero, Sandre P. M. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Higher Education mirrors the shifting nature of society and work. Mobility may provide unparalleled learning opportunities for all stakeholders; however, in order to live and work in plural societies as socially responsible and intercultural knowledgeable citizens, intercultural awareness and intercultural communication skills need to be mastered.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Story Telling, Teaching Methods
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Harsch, Claudia; Poehner, Matthew E. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Educational institutions are acknowledging the requirements of a globalized world on students' mobility, interculturality, and language skills by offering study-abroad programmes. These need to be accompanied by procedures to assess student needs prior to and during their time abroad as well as upon their return. In the exploratory study reported…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Metacognition, Foreign Students
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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study starts from the premise that academic mobility contributes to the development of students' plurilingual identities and that study abroad contexts aiming at becoming global spaces are particularly interesting sites to explore the individuals' discursive work to (re-)construct their plurilingual identities by reconciling their language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Student Mobility, Multilingualism, Self Concept
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