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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examined perceptions of English as an International Language (EIL) by Korean English-major and non-English-major students. It also investigated factors that influenced their perceptions. The EIL Perception Scale was employed to assess two dimensions of EIL (i.e. varieties of English [VE] and strategies for multilingual/multicultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung; Arifah Drajati, Nur – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Preservice English teachers' perceptions about English as an international language (EIL) have not been adequately examined in different cross-cultural contexts. To fill that void, a total of 590 preservice English teachers from Indonesia (n = 344) and South Korea (n = 246) completed an EIL perception questionnaire. Subsequently, an independent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Kim, Dohun; Koh, Taejin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The transition to student-centred learning, advances in teleconferencing tools, and active international student exchange programmes have stimulated tandem learning in many parts of the world. This pedagogical model is based on a mutual language exchange between tandem partners, where each student is a native speaker in the language the…
Descriptors: Translation, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gearing, Nigel; Roger, Peter – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This study investigated the willingness of 14 English-speaking EFL instructors living and working in South Korea to invest in practices connected with learning and using the Korean language. A model of investment for the "new world order" (Darvin, R., and B. Norton. 2015. "Identity and a Model of Investment in Applied…
Descriptors: Korean, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lee, Ju Seong; Chen Hsieh, Jun – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This study investigated Taiwanese and Korean students' perceptions of four aspects of English as an International Language (EIL): Current Status of English (CSE), Varieties of English (VE), Strategies for Multilingual/Multicultural Communication (SMC), and English Speakers' Identity (ESI). The authors surveyed a total of 246 non-English majors at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Variation, 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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Lee, Kent; Lee, Hikyoung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Universities in East Asia are increasingly adopting English-medium instruction (EMI) to enhance their global competitiveness. Yet little research has been conducted on the impact of English on graduate students in this context, as past research has mostly examined undergraduates. This survey study investigates graduate students at a major…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kobayashi, Yoko – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Stimulated by studies on South Korean students' early and later-on study abroad and Japanese companies' practice of hiring monolingual college students, the present literature-based discussion advances the knowledge of commonalities and distinctiveness between the two nations that manifest in either a textbook-case or a non-linear relationship…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Personnel Selection, Social Differences, English (Second Language)
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Kim, Eun Gyong; Kweon, Soo-Ok; Kim, Jeongyeon – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Engineering schools have spearheaded the implementation of English-medium instruction (EMI) in Korean higher education. Three major engineering universities were chosen for this study with its goals to examine engineering students' perceptions of EMI and L1 use in EMI classes and to make suggestions for the directions that Korean engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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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
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Ahn, So-Yeon; Kang, Hyun-Sook – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This study explored South Korean university students' perceptions of different English varieties and their speakers, student attitudes towards the learning of English and its varieties, and the role of these attitudinal variables in the learning of English as a foreign language. One-hundred-one students who were enrolled in four sections of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The non-native English-speaking teachers' (NNESTs) beliefs about the monolingual approach have not been sufficiently studied in the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL). In examining the NNESTs' beliefs about that issue, the present study adapts Guy Cook's recent framework, according to which the monolingual approach is based upon four…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Language occupies a crucial position in neoliberalism, due to the reimagination of language as commodified skill. This paper studies the role of language ideology in this transformation by identifying a particular ideology that facilitates this process, namely the ideology which views language as pure potential. Neoliberalism treats language as a…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Role
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Shin, Hyunjung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Neoliberal transformation of self, learning, and teaching constructs individuals as bundles of skills (or human capital) and subordinates learning to skill production characterized by an ethic of entrepreneurial self-management [Urciuoli, Bonnie. 2010. "Neoliberal Education: Preparing the Student for the New Workplace." In…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Neoliberalism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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