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Pountain, Christopher J. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
In Pountain (2017), I argued that the indispensable foundation of an academic discipline of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) must consist of (a) acquisition of and competence in the standard form of a foreign language, (b) awareness of its linguistic structure and varieties, and (c) critical study of cultural manifestations which depend on that…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Intellectual Disciplines, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McManus, Kevin – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
The current study examined second language (L2) learners' social networks during study abroad and how they changed over time. Participants were 29 British undergraduates majoring in French who were spending an academic year abroad in France. Social network data were collected three times during study abroad (beginning, middle, and end of a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Networks, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning
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Demossier, Marion; Bernasek, Lisa; Armbruster, Heidi – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
Most modern languages degrees in the UK include a Residence Abroad component, the key aims of which are to help students acquire a greater understanding of a new language and culture and to develop research skills. While the acquisition of linguistic competences has been well documented, cultural learning on the year abroad is less well…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Modern Languages
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Muñoz-Basols, Javier – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
From watching a subtitled TV series to learning the lyrics of a popular song in a foreign language, media act as a mirror reflecting global multilingual realities. And yet, it is not always clear how teachers can exploit these multilingual experiences of learners in the foreign language classroom. Introducing a multilingual approach into the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Translation, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Instruction
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Foster, Ian – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
A greater level of informal language learning is now taking place than at any time in human history. Much of that learning is linked to unprecedented levels of migration across the globe. This poses challenges to the identity of higher education language teachers, particularly in the UK, where numbers of modern language students have stagnated,…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Modern Languages
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Heineke, Amy J.; Papola-Ellis, Aimee; Davin, Kristin J.; Cohen, Sarah; Roudebush, Amanda; Wright-Costello, Beth; Fendt, Carol – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
The population of English learners (ELs) continues to grow in schools across the United States and around the world. In this article, we share one urban university's collaborative approach to building educational capacity for cultural and linguistic diversity through professional development efforts that brought together stakeholders from…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Universities, Capacity Building, Faculty Development
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Díez-Bedmar, María Belén; Byram, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) began to have an influence on language teaching some 20 years ago. However, in spite of the title referring to learning, teaching and assessment of languages, the CEFR has had a far more pronounced impact on language testing than on any other aspect of language learning/teaching. In…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Guidelines, Spanish, Masters Programs
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Menke, Mandy R.; Paesani, Kate – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
Literacy, understood as a socially situated process of making meaning from texts, has been offered as a conceptual solution to collegiate foreign language curricular divisions, and multiliteracies pedagogy as a means of implementing that solution. Within multiliteracies pedagogy, the knowledge processes framework [Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Chan,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students, Spanish
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Zapata, Gabriela C. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This article investigates the use of culture portfolios in second language Spanish university classes at an American private university as part of an innovation that incorporated an ACTFL standards-based curriculum to a basic language programme. The portfolios required students to complete different types of tasks through interactions with members…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Porto, Melina – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This paper reports a bilateral university project designed to promote intercultural citizenship and foreign language development simultaneously. It is concerned with developing active and responsible citizenship through content-language integrated learning within an ordinary foreign language classroom. The need and rationale for broadening the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Citizenship, Social Justice
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Pu, Shi; Evans, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
While research exists on the effectiveness of pedagogical methods in relation to the development of Chinese students' critical thinking (CT), there has been little research on Chinese students' experiences around CT in relation to their own contexts. This paper reports on the findings of a study that investigated the experiences of the use of CT…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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Simoncini, Kym; Pamphilon, Barbara; Simeon, Lalen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This article describes the development and uptake of two dual-language, culturally relevant picture books in five primary schools in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The purpose of the books was to disseminate agricultural and livelihood messages both at school and at home. Schools were provided with big-book versions as permanent school resources and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Guzman, Natalia L.; Kidwell, Tabitha – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This study examines how language-minority and language-majority students and their teachers created a community of practice which allowed for meaningful participation of diverse learners in literacy practices, within a high school context in which language-minority students were historically marginalised. Drawing from ethnographic data, interviews…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Communities of Practice, Multilingualism, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ma, Rong – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This study investigates the process and its effect for a doctoral student's advanced academic literacy (AAL) development in the context of student-supervisor relationship (SSR). The data sources comprise an authentic three-year tutorial record and 68 reflective learning journals written by a successful Chinese doctoral student of linguistics. The…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Literacy, Writing (Composition), Writing for Publication
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Alwaleedi, Mohammed Ali; Gillies, Robyn M.; Obaidul Hamid, M. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
The study reported in this article investigated the processes and the effects of collaborative writing on 64 students' writing skills in two Arabic as a second language (ASL) teachers' classrooms. The authors employed a mixed methods approach that integrated a qualitative case study and a quasi-experimental design. The data collected included…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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