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Ríos, Cristina; Castillón, Catalina – International Research and Review, 2018
This article, a literature review of current trends in bi-literacy development and bilingual education examines published research dedicated to exploring the literacy strengths in the primary language that immigrant children bring to the classroom, and the potential of these children for becoming bilingual and bi-literate. The focus of the review…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Native Language, Immigrants, Spanish
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Haughton, Noela A. – International Research and Review, 2018
This paper describes the design and initial implementation of the International Leadership in Education Assessment and Pedagogy Practicum (I_LEAP), a short-term experience for preservice educators. The program's design and implementation goals were embodied in two questions. What experiences should be included in a short-term international…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Leadership, Program Implementation
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Zhang, Yue; Jung, Eunjoo – International Research and Review, 2017
This study aimed to identify the underlying dimensions of acculturative stress that Chinese international students may encounter in the U.S. In addition, we re-examined students' background characteristics and perceived social support from family, friends, and their school as predictors of students' different dimensions of acculturative stress. In…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Foreign Students, English (Second Language)
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Khoshlessan, Rezvan; El-Houbi, Ashraf – International Research and Review, 2015
This study examines international students' study anxiety in a mid-sized university in Southeast Texas comparing their existing study anxiety along lines of nationality, gender, age, major, degree, and stage of education. It focuses on the students' perceptions and the dominant goal of this research was to investigate whether there is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Anxiety, Questionnaires, College Students
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Yang, Qiaoyan; Dixon, Virginia L. – International Research and Review, 2015
Games are an activity with rules, goals, and create fun (Hadfield, 2007). Games can stimulate learning and motivation, and students get very absorbed in games, some of which are suitable for college students in studying English as their second language. Appropriate use of games in college English teaching could help students eliminate the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Chen-Maynard, Dorothy; Doueiri, Dany; Gotch, Donna – International Research and Review, 2014
The United States is faced with a serious shortage of linguistically and culturally competent students to meet the needs of our global population and economy. In order to address this deficiency, the US government has funded several initiatives to increase our nation's capacity to train teachers and students in critical languages. The Office of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Second Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Intensive Language Courses
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Khoshlessan, Rezvan – International Research and Review, 2013
This study was designed to explore the relationships between the international students' perception of professors' instructional practices (the usage of active and collaborative learning techniques in class) and the international students' study anxiety. The dominant goal of this research was to investigate whether the professors' usage of active…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cooperative Learning, Anxiety, Questionnaires
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Kartoshkina, Yuliya – International Research and Review, 2013
An internally-developed tool was developed to assess the intercultural competence of students taking part in short-term study abroad programs. Four scales were built to assess possible change in students' host culture knowledge, cross-cultural awareness, cross-cultural adaptation, and self-assessed foreign language proficiency. Enrollment in a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Language Enrollment
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Sharif, Marilyn K.; Osterling, Jorge P. – International Research and Review, 2011
In the 21st century, the People's Republic of China (PRC) is reemerging and reengaging in the world on all fronts. One area of this reengagement is the huge increase in the number of Chinese students who are studying abroad. This paper discusses and analyzes the academic experiences of the growing number of Chinese international students who are…
Descriptors: College Students, Asians, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Students