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V. Spyridonos; Z. Karanikola; N. Palaiologou – Intercultural Education, 2024
Translanguaging refers to the communicative practices that go between and beyond defined linguistic systems. In language learning, it can be applied by helping learners access their whole linguistic and semiotic repertoires, thus enhancing language acquisition. This paper draws on quantitative data provided by language teachers of both elementary…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences, Second Language Instruction
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Åsa Bjuhr; Annbritt Palo; Lena Manderstedt – Intercultural Education, 2024
In Sweden, curricula and syllabi for education are politically determined after public consultations. Thus, these educational documents are discursive trade-offs reflecting research, traditions in the educational system, and political ideologies. This study maps the discourses in the syllabus for Sami as L1 mother tongue for preschool class-Year…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Native Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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Resch, Katharina; Gitschthaler, Marie; Schwab, Susanne – Intercultural Education, 2023
The majority of European educational systems regard the provision of high-quality language and learning support for students with immigrant background as the greatest challenge and consider separate language support classes as 'the solution' to the educational disadvantages these students face. Austria recently implemented separate language…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants
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Mostafaei Alaei, Mahnaz; Parsazadeh, Hossein – Intercultural Education, 2021
As there is no well-established benchmark in terms of the representation of culture in English Language textbooks, culture representation has often been treated as a matter of opinion. To address this gap, having classified the textbooks in an EFL context into three types, namely local, localised, and international, the researchers drew on the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Benchmarking
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Çiftçi, Emrullah Yasin; Daloglu, Aysegül – Intercultural Education, 2021
Short-term study abroad programmes can help prospective language teachers develop intercultural competences, vital when working with socially and linguistically diverse language learners. However, participating in such programmes does not necessarily lead to a more advanced level of interculturality. Induction programmes before mobility periods…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Buchs, Céline; Maradan, Mathilde – Intercultural Education, 2021
This paper presents a programme designed to deepen knowledge regarding diversity and to sustain equality and equity in participation during class activities in high sociolinguistic diversity classrooms. We investigated a four-stage programme integrating all students' heritage languages in cooperative school activities in one 4th grade class in the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Cooperative Learning, Heritage Education, French
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Martin, Tania Josephine; Esteve-Faubel, José María; Esteve-Faubel, Rosa Pilar – Intercultural Education, 2021
The objective of this study is to develop intercultural and critical citizenship competences by using a literary excerpt among a group of EFL university students in Spain. For this purpose, the focus group method was adopted, and a qualitative study was designed. The core aim was to implicitly work on aspects such as otherness, the rejection of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Amerian, Majid; Tajabadi, Azar – Intercultural Education, 2020
Textbooks used in foreign language instruction cannot be simply separated from cultural contexts because the mere study of the abstract system of language does not equip learners with the required knowledge, skill, and attitudes to interact effectively and meaningfully in real situations. This is the premise of the intercultural approach that aims…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Jin, Aijing; Foley, Annette; Cooley, Dean – Intercultural Education, 2020
Insights into local Chinese teacher and student views of an international teaching practicum with Australian pre-service teachers are the focus of this paper. A qualitative content analysis was undertaken on teacher and student accounts captured through individual interviews with four teachers and questionnaire survey with 186 students. The paper…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Practicums, International Education
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Ghavamnia, Maedeh – Intercultural Education, 2020
Researcher and teacher beliefs towards culture and teaching culture have changed over the last decade. Nowadays, the main objective of language teachers has shifted from teaching communicative competence to intercultural communicative competence. The purpose of this study was to investigate the beliefs and perspectives of a number of Iranian EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Kennedy, Juliet – Intercultural Education, 2020
This article examines cultural and intercultural views and beliefs about learning Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) made by two fifteen-year-old students. Data collected from classroom observations, stimulated recall, unstructured and semi-structured interviews show the students regularly reflecting on language and culture outside the classroom.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Reflection, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness
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Chiocca, Emmanuelle S. – Intercultural Education, 2020
This qualitative case study investigates the development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) of US Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets and their goals in learning critical languages. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and data were examined through inductive, thematic analysis. Findings indicate that goals appeared in…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Case Studies, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Wang, Zhiqi; Crawford, Ian; Liu, Lu – Intercultural Education, 2020
The received wisdom is that mobility programmes considerably contribute to students in terms of the development of generic skills, language and multicultural competence and competitive advantage in the global labour market. Surprisingly, the impacts of mobility programmes on academic learning have received very limited research interest in the…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Thomas, Rebecca S.; Waugh, Christian E. – Intercultural Education, 2020
This study examined the effects of a script-based communicative intervention (SBCI) on psychological and cultural adaptation in students studying abroad in second language (German and Spanish) contexts. Regardless of language proficiency, students with exposure to the SBCI, relative to those without the intervention, exhibited higher well-being…
Descriptors: Intervention, Study Abroad, German, Spanish
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Setyono, Budi; Widodo, Handoyo Puji – Intercultural Education, 2019
In transcultural and transnational communication settings, English learners have to be able to communicate with people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. For this reason, English as a foreign language (EFL) textbooks, for instance, not only promote Anglo-American and British cultures but also include both EFL learners' home and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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