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Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
People who learn a foreign language hold various mental images about the target language country, its culture and society. These images are recognised as a valuable source of information for developing the cultural component of a foreign language programme. However, explorations of mental images of Korea held by students enrolled in Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Jwa, Soomin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Although significant attention has been devoted to the notion of facework and its functions, facework among L2 speakers, whose cultural backgrounds and language proficiencies vary, has remained unexplored. The present study attempts to explore situations of intercultural communication in which facework is used as a way to remedy moments of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Group Dynamics, Intercultural Communication, Humor