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Lee, Seung Chun – Intercultural Education, 2019
This article discusses the pedagogical opportunities to use film as a tool to supplement lecture and classroom learning activities in a pre-service teachers' course in a Malaysian higher education setting. While the multicultural participants participated in two academic courses to learn how to teach spoken English to young learners, movie…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Higher Education, Films, Critical Viewing
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Tran, Tran Thien Quynh; Admiraal, Wilfried; Saab, Nadira – Intercultural Education, 2019
In this internationalised world, graduate employability in terms of intercultural communication skills needs to be taken into account in higher education. The present study aims to explore the effects of critical incident task instruction on English non-majored undergraduates' intercultural competence. One group of students received ten weeks of…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Educational Practices, Nonmajors, Intercultural Communication
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Burgess, K.; McKenzie, W.; Fehr, F. – Intercultural Education, 2016
This pilot study explored the international female (IF) students' (n = 17) lived experiences of health care accessibility while studying in a small town in Canada. Analysis guided by a phenomenological method resulted in three major themes--(1) after arriving to attend university, IF students experienced challenges in staying healthy, such as…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Students, Rural Areas, Social Media
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Taguchi, Naoko; Xiao, Feng; Li, Shuai – Intercultural Education, 2016
Participants were 109 American college students studying Chinese in a study-abroad programme in Beijing. Following Kelley and Meyer, intercultural competence was defined as cross-cultural adaptability involving four dimensions (emotional resilience, flexibility/openness, perceptual acuity and personal autonomy) and was measured with a survey. A…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Chinese, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Toyoda, Etsuko – Intercultural Education, 2016
This article reports on findings from a research study conducted in a university-level Japanese course, which utilised intercultural learning approaches, methodologies and techniques. The purpose of the investigation was to assess student intercultural development as conceptualised in Deardorff's Process Model of Intercultural Competence.) The…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Environment
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Almeida, Joana; Fantini, Alvino E.; Simões, Ana Raquel; Costa, Nilza – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper examines how the addition of intercultural interventions carried out throughout European credit-bearing exchange programmes can enhance sojourners' development of intercultural competencies, and it explores how both formal and non-formal pedagogical interventions may be designed and implemented. Such interventions were conducted at a…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Exchange Programs, Cultural Awareness, Intervention
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Nguyen, Long; Harvey, Sharon; Grant, Lynn – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper examines Vietnamese EFL teachers' beliefs about the role of culture in language teaching. It also considers how they address culture in their teaching practices in a Vietnamese university. Ethnographic data collected from semi-structured interviews indicated that opportunities for culture to find its way into EFL classroom activities…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Vietnamese People, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Punteney, Katherine – Intercultural Education, 2016
Committed to developing an institution-wide intercultural competence curriculum for master's-level students preparing for international careers, a team of nine professors from across disciplines deliberated for a year on their fundamental understandings of intercultural competence and what it would mean to facilitate the development of that…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Philosophy, Cultural Pluralism
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Gutiérrez Almarza, G.; Durán Martínez, R.; Beltrán Llavador, F. – Intercultural Education, 2015
A pre-placement questionnaire was completed by a cohort of 30 students participating in the Erasmus exchange programmes from the University of Salamanca, placed in British universities, and by a group of 25 Nottingham Trent University students hosted by diverse Spanish universities. The questionnaire was then analysed with the aim of providing a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Questionnaires, Student Placement, Exchange Programs
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Peiser, Gillian – Intercultural Education, 2015
This paper reports on a small-scale project involving an online school exchange between two classes of 12-/13-year olds located in the North of England and the Ruhr area of Germany. The overarching aim of the project was to develop intercultural understanding in foreign language learning through communication in an online environment. Analysing…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Secondary School Students, College Students, Cultural Differences
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Lawrence, Geoff – Intercultural Education, 2013
Given the emerging focus on the intercultural dimension in language teaching and learning, language educators have been exploring the use of information and communications technology ICT-mediated language learning environments to link learners in intercultural language learning communities around the globe. Despite the potential promise of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Information Technology, Second Language Learning