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Pritasari, Adita; Reinaldo, Hendy; Watson, C. W. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Business schools in Asia frequently use English as the medium of instruction. One such school is the School of Business and Management (SBM) of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) which is recognised as one of the leading business schools in Indonesia. Doubt had been expressed whether under current English language (EL) entry requirements…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Business Schools, English (Second Language)
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Ciriza, María del Puy – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In this article, I analyse the programme and pedagogy of "Karmelo Ikastola," a Basque immersion school that promotes parental involvement and language use within the family. The "Karmelo" case is noteworthy due to its success at effectively promoting the use of Basque among students inside and outside the school along with its…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Immersion Programs, Native Speakers
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Palm, Clara; Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article explores language use and investment among Somali-speaking children and adolescents in Sweden, through group interviews and survey data. Our findings indicate that there are incentives to invest in Somali language learning considering the reported language use patterns and the expressed positive attitudes towards Somali mother tongue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Afro Asiatic Languages, Immigrants, Incentives
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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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Alsaif, Reema Ali S.; Starks, Donna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper explores the linguistic landscape (LL) of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and shows how this religious site contains within it different domains, each with their own LL and preferred mediums of display. We illustrate this by exploring the LL of five domains within the mosque: Holiness, Education, Workplace, Local Governance and the Public…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Religious Factors, Islam, Muslims
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de Carlos, Pablo; Alén, Elisa; Pérez-González, Ana; Figueroa, Beatriz – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In most service activities, customer satisfaction depends largely on the direct interaction with service providers. In the case of tourism, this interaction often occurs between people from different countries and whose mother tongues are different. In this context, concepts such as cultural proximity, linguistic accommodation, expectations and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Language Attitudes, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
To understand long-term motivations for second language (L2) learning/socialisation, this study analyses the biographical narratives of 30 Hong Kong Chinese who are proficient in Japanese by using ethnographic interviews. From a situated learning perspective, our research findings originate in the participants' transformational episodes and centre…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Chinese
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Themistocleous, Christiana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The Republic of Cyprus is a country characterised by a long-term conflict which resulted in the geopolitical division of the island. Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots have lived in separation for more than 30 years until the border re-opened in 2003, allowing people to cross and visit 'the other side'. One of the crossing points is located in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Greek, Turkish
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Dobrushina, Nina; Kozhukhar, Aleksandra; Moroz, George – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The paper traces the level of bilingualism in several highland villages of Daghestan (Northeast Caucasus) through the twentieth century. We show that historically, men were more multilingual than women, but this was not true to the same extent for all languages. Highlanders' repertoires suggest a correlation between the social function of the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Russian
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Dekeyser, Graziela; Stevens, Gillian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Whether children in migrant households maintain proficiency in their heritage language (HL) may affect their attachment to their cultural heritage, while the extent to which they acquire proficiency in the new language of their destination strongly conditions their success in the country's educational and occupational institutions. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Indo European Languages, Cultural Background, Language Proficiency
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Dupré, Jean-François – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In May 2017, Taiwan's legislature passed the Indigenous Languages Development Act (ILDA), which came into effect in June of that year. This paper traces the process and context that have led to the act's adoption, and provides an overview of its symbolic and substantive content. In doing so, this paper draws attention to the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Languages, Legislation
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Herrera-Rocha, Lidia; De la Piedra, María Teresa – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article presents findings of a qualitative study about students' language ideologies in a transitional bilingual education (TBE) programme located in the US-Mexico border. Although officially regarded as 'TBE', results show that both ideologies and practices resemble an English monolingual form of education where only the English language is…
Descriptors: Ideology, English Language Learners, Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction
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Hansen Edwards, Jette G.; Zampini, Mary L.; Cunningham, Caitlin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examines language attitudes towards different varieties of English through listener judgments of speaker and speech traits; in addition, the study explores the relationship of these judgments to the intelligibility, as well as the perceived accentedness and comprehensibility, of varieties of Asian English and General American English.…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Asians, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bradford, Annette – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The number of universities offering English-medium instruction (EMI) is growing in Japan. Yet, academic programmes taught in English have not reached their full potential. One powerful barrier to the improvement of these programmes is a misperception that English language proficiency is the defining factor for success. After outlining the growth…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), College Faculty, Language Proficiency
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Paquet, Roseline G.; Levasseur, Catherine – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Montreal, the largest city in the province of Quebec, Canada, is where most newcomers settle down. Many will attend one of the 'francization' (French as a second language) courses offered by the provincial government. Learning French and its adoption as a common language are essential conditions to gain social inclusion through participation in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, French, Foreign Countries
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