Language Learning and Use in English Medium Higher Education

Author: Lia Blaj-Ward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319632396
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This book critically refines and adds depth to current understandings and practices in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and EMI (English-Medium Instruction), using empirical research examining the experiences of English language learning and use of undergraduate and postgraduate international students in the UK. The author illuminates the language learning that takes place in and around English-medium higher education settings, both formally and informally, with a specific focus on courses with a creative or professional practice orientation. Drawing on theoretical insights from socio-cultural Second Language Acquisition, this volume capitalises on the synergies between applied linguistics and higher education research to paint a richer picture of the interactions facilitating student growth as confident and competent communicators in globalised academic and professional settings. Considering the broader implications of language development initiatives, this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of applied linguistics, English as a Second Language and second language acquisition.

Language Development across the Life Span

Author: Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319678043
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This book offers insights from a seven-year study into the impact of English as an International Language at a national level, from the effect of rich English input on a previously monolingual people’s linguistic repertoire to its effect on the situated language use demanded of speakers who find themselves in a new linguistic environment for which they have not been prepared. The changes described in the book have occurred in a speech community that identifies strongly with the local language, but finds itself increasingly having to use another language to perform daily functions in education and work. Findings describe how the official language and educational policies have not addressed this new linguistic ecology of Iceland. The findings of these studies have larger international practical, educational, empirical, and theoretical implications and should be relevant to anyone interested in in the impact of English as an International Language.

On Writtenness

Author: Joan Turner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472514459
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The term 'writtenness' is used to describe highlight a socio-academic criterion that is often taken-for-granted. The trope 'well written' is widespread but it is rarely very clearly defined and not adequately described by theory. This book redresses that neglect by contextualizing writtenness as a focal issue in the contemporary context of international higher education. The quality of academic writing is often the source of both practical and ethical dilemmas in the academy, while at the same time the social value and productive role of the writing in the communication of knowledge are underestimated. The book interrogates the cultural power and value of writtenness, while also revealing its relative misrepresentation within academic culture at large. The conceptual relevance of writtenness is accentuated in the current geopolitical context of English language dominance, where it is at the hub of both centripetal and centrifugal forces. On the one hand, there is a widespread uniformity in notions of style and accuracy which academic writing is deemed to embody and represent, while on the other, with English as the lingua franca in different academic and geographic contexts globally, and different varieties of English proliferating, writtenness becomes a site of struggle.

Translanguaging in Higher Education

Author: Catherine M. Mazak
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783096667
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This book examines translanguaging in higher education and provides clear examples of what translanguaging looks like in practice in particular contexts around the world. While higher education has historically been seen as a monolingual space, the case studies from the international contexts included in this collection show us that institutions of higher education are often translingual spaces that reflect the multilingual environments in which they exist. Chapters demonstrate how the use of translanguaging practices within the context of global higher education, where English plays an increasingly important role, allows students and professors to build on their linguistic repertoires to more efficiently and effectively learn content. The documentation of such practices within the context of higher education will further legitimatize translanguaging practices and may lead to their increased use not only in higher education but also in both primary and secondary schools.

Cultural Awareness and Competency Development in Higher Education

Author: Leavitt, Lynda
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522521461
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As the world becomes more globalized, student populations in university settings will continue to grow in diversity. To ensure students develop the cultural competence to adapt to new environments, universities and colleges must develop policies and programs to aid in the progression of cultural acceptance and understanding. Cultural Awareness and Competency Development in Higher Education is an essential reference book on the latest literature regarding multiculturalism in colleges and universities, focusing on administration and faculty implementation of culturally-aware curriculum to support the development of students' global competence. Featuring extensive coverage on a range of topics including social constructivism, co-curricular learning, and inclusive pedagogy, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the inclusion of culturally diverse curriculums in higher education.

Modern Languages

Author: Alison Phipps
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974185
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This accessible book is written by teachers of modern languages and tackles the specifics of the discipline while situating it within the literature on teaching Modern Languages in Higher Education.

Peterson s Graduate Programs in Business Education Health Information Studies Law Social Work 2008 Grad 6

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
Format: PDF
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Peterson's six-volume Graduate and Professional Programs is the trusted source for accurate, up-to-date graduate program information. With complete details on more than 44,000 master, doctoral, and first-professional degree programs in 476 disciplines at more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, this series is the perfect for students, acadmic advisors, administrators, researchers, scholars, professionals, and librarians.