Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning

This volume of essays explores the different attitudes to language learning generated by globalisation and shows how the local still has an impact on the language-learning classroom.

Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning

Author: Jane Fenoulhet

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783034301503

Page: 231

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For most language learners, mobility is now the starting-point rather than the end-point of language learning. Rather than learning a language in order to go abroad, learners are used to moving from country to country, from culture to culture. This volume of essays explores the different attitudes to language learning generated by globalisation and shows how the local still has an impact on the language-learning classroom. The contributors have collaborated through the Languages of the Wider World Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning based at University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies. The essays in the book span both reflection on language learners' shifting identities and the pedagogies of a range of less widely taught languages in which the national language has acquired fresh emphasis in the context of globalisation. How might the tension between mobility and localisation best be exploited to the benefit of language learners?

The Personal World of the Language Learner

The Language Learning Journal, 41(3), 326–339. Starkey, H. (2010). Language
Learning for Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship. In J. Fenoulhet & C. Ros
i Solé (Eds.), Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning. Bern: Peter Lang.

The Personal World of the Language Learner

Author: Cristina Ros i Solé

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137528532

Page: 148

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This book presents a radical turn in Second Language Acquisition research by introducing a conceptual paradigm that challenges rationalist, instrumental and empiricist approaches to language learning theory. It argues for a shift in focus from measuring the effectiveness of language learning processes to humanising the language learning experience. This new paradigm explores the force of affect, the imagination and creativity and their roles in assembling language learners' intimate worlds. 'The personal' is reclaimed and acts as driving force for language learning and the sphere in which learners engage both their minds and bodies in a constant socialization of feelings and emotions. The author provides examples from real language learners using a variety of modern languages to provide insights on the kind of personal worlds that languages compel us to inhabit. This book will be of interest to those working with language learning and language education theory, language teachers, and researchers and students who are interested in issues of identity and intercultural communication in language learning.

Reading with My Eyes Open

Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies at university.

Reading with My Eyes Open

Author: Gerdi Quist

Publisher: Ubiquity Press

ISBN: 1909188239

Page: 202

View: 752

Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies at university. Using an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, drawn from educational philosophy, cultural studies, intercultural studies and language pedagogy, the author discusses the many tensions and currents in contemporary language teaching. The author puts forward an alternative pedagogy, that of a cultuurtekstperspective, which engages learners at complex linguistic and cultural levels. In discussing the case study in which this approach is tested, the author develops her argument for embracing various critical perspectives through the personal engagement of students. From the start the author acknowledges her own engaged position as a language teacher in a liberal humanistic educational environment. She adopts a self-critical perspective through which her engagement with adverse student reaction leads to deepening insights both for the author and her students as part of the non-linear process of learning. ‘This book should be obligatory reading for all new lecturers in foreign languages at university. It is extremely thought-provoking and will help them make sense of the world in which they find themselves.’ Jane Fenoulhet (Professor in Dutch Studies and co-editor of Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning)

Reading with My Eyes Open

'This book should be obligatory reading for all new lecturers in foreign languages at university. It is extremely thought-provoking and will help them make sense of the world in which they find themselves.

Reading with My Eyes Open

Author: Gerdi Quist

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909188211

Page: 210

View: 819

Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies. Using an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, drawn from educational philosophy, cultural studies, intercultural studies and language pedagogy, the author discusses the many tensions and currents in contemporary language teaching. The author puts forward an alternative pedagogy, that of a cultuurtekst-perspective, which engages learners at complex linguistic and cultural levels. In discussing the case study in which this approach is tested, the author develops her argument for embracing various critical perspectives through the personal engagement of students. From the start the author acknowledges her own engaged position as a language teacher in a liberal humanistic educational environment. She adopts a self-critical perspective through which her engagement with adverse student reaction leads to deepening insights both for the author and her students as part of the non-linear process of learning. 'This book should be obligatory reading for all new lecturers in foreign languages at university. It is extremely thought-provoking and will help them make sense of the world in which they find themselves.' Jane Fenoulhet (Professor in Dutch Studies and co-editor of Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning)

Language and Mobility

This book looks at language in unexpected places.

Language and Mobility

Author: Alastair Pennycook

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847697631

Page: 190

View: 364

This book looks at language in unexpected places. Through a series of personal and narrative accounts, it explores aspects of travel, mobility and locality to ask how languages, cultures and people turn up in unexpected places. What renders the unexpected so and how might we challenge our lines of expectation?

Identity and Language Learning

Such voices and such allusions are , moreover , not localised to some national
site . In a world increasingly characterised by mobility and change , the relevance
is universal . Layder ' s second element , that of setting , focuses on the ...

Identity and Language Learning

Author: Bonny Norton

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780582382244

Page: 173

View: 685

This study looks at the process of learning a second language and in particular how changing identities of the learner effect this process. Bonny Norton considers how can language teachers can address the complex histories of language learners by integrating research, theory, and classroom practice.

Nomadic Literature

This book reflects on texts crossing boundaries and brings nomadic philosophy to bear on translation studies, in the context of Nooteboom's work.

Nomadic Literature

Author: Jane Fenoulhet

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783034307291

Page: 247

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Cees Nooteboom (born 1933) is a writer of fiction, poetry and travel literature. Translated into at least thirty-four languages, his work raises important questions about the mobility of literary texts and invites a new theoretical approach, for to read Nooteboom straightforwardly as a Dutch author would be to do him an injustice. In this book, his fiction and travel writing are discussed on the basis of his English oeuvre, while the chapter on his poetry moves between Dutch and English editions. The first part of the study reflects on texts crossing boundaries and the ways in which literary theory and history have dealt with them. The author then brings nomadic philosophy to bear on translation studies, considering translation as the process through which a literary work is welcomed into a new culture. The second part of the book argues that Nooteboom's themes and preoccupations are themselves nomadic, with their philosophical treatment of the subjective experiences of death, writing, love, sex and crisis as opportunities for becoming and self-exploration. Nooteboom's imaginative worlds are constructed in language that is playful, laconic, meditative, witty and yet, especially in the poetry, deadly serious.

Continuing Professional Education for the Information Society

Continuing Professional Education for the Information Society

Author: WORLD CONFERENCE ON CONTINUING PROFESSIO

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN:

Page: 263

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In the "information society" first qualifications provide no more than a starting point in professional life. The IFLA continuing professional courses reflect the increasing importance of life-long education. The proceedings of the 5th world conference of the Continuing Professional Development Round Table (CPERT) which was held in Aberdeen, Scotland in August 2002, provide a valuable and ongoing record of trends in the development of continuing professional development programs in the library and information professions.

Media and Migration

This book was originally published as a special issue of Learning, Media and Technology.

Media and Migration

Author: Kevin Leander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317294602

Page: 144

View: 998

Media and Migration: Learning in a globalized world brings together studies located at the intersection of migration, media and learning, and considers how the learning practices of youth in migration are shaped by new media. The change in the mobilities of people, media, and material goods which allow new connections between 'global' and 'local' life has had a significant impact on contemporary migration, as well as social life more generally. The contributors to this book show how learning trajectories of individual learners become defined by broadly distributed networks and knowledge systems. Learning in stable, closed, and culturally uniform settings is becoming the exception rather than the norm. While immigrant youth are often associated with juggling multiple lives or worlds, such juggling is increasingly becoming typical for all youth living with new media. The book therefore addresses youth learning more generally in relation to media, globalization, and diversity, as well as the digital learning practices of immigrants and non-immigrants. This book was originally published as a special issue of Learning, Media and Technology.

Utafiti

... from the efforts of learning English ; an absence of effective motivation in
school pupils to learn the language well . ... using a non - African world language
, an African lingua franca , and a large number of localised African languages in
... The positive values attached to English as the language associated with
upward social mobility " , of access to higher education and the world of
international culture ...

Utafiti

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Appropriating English

Innovation in the Global Business of English Language Teaching Michael Singh,
Peter Kell, Ambigapathy Pandian ... There are key questions about the threat that
globalising English has in creating a homogenised world culture and
subordinating , or even extinguishing , localised cultures and languages . ...
accessory for entry into highly sought after lifestyle opportunities and
transnational mobility .

Appropriating English

Author: Michael Singh

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 274

View: 366

Aimed at those who teach English to speakers of other languages, this volume considers English as an increasingly global language that rules both business and cyberspace. It considers as well the causes for concern as English is turned into a commercial product--its role in the death of other languages and in the political project of creating an integrated global economy. The authors (who are associated with the U. of Melbourne and U. Sains Malaysia) write that their goal is to call for "paradigmatic innovations in English language teaching, new frames of reference for reinventing the project of globalizing English that situate it within a perspective of risk analysis and make use of "multivocal Englishes" to help sustain the biolinguistic diversity of humanity." Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Education and the Nation

Language and Unemployment , 565 ; of Max Müller , F . , 98n , 746 newspapers
and radio broadcasts , May , Robert ... Localisation of industries , 566 - 67 Lopez ,
746 , 746n schools , 660 - 61 Luther , Martin , 6 , 649 Mobility of talent , 496 Lu ...

Education and the Nation

Author: Khagendra Nath Sen

Publisher: [Calcutta] : University of Calcutta

ISBN:

Page: 874

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The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

hted the free are dissabte chool leaver there is pleast a language - a third L. their
langa ? ... It covers not only interpreting and translating but language teaching ,
language tools , subtitling and dubbing , web localisation and so on . ... the
funding criteria of the LSC to prevent something from happening that is so much
at odds with the Government's policies on community cohesion and social
mobility ?

The Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

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Australian Language Matters

Centre for Information on Language and Research , London , 1998. ...
Subsidiarity really involves a localisation of cultural and linguistic planning where
in fact national education systems are often ... This in n will require a mobility of
people , goods , services and ormation far greater than is the case at the moment
. ost of the ...

Australian Language Matters

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European Political History 1870 1913

Put another way : French was the language which permitted social mobility in the
developing economy of ... The upper classes , intellectuals and bourgeoisie ,
particularly those whose businesses involved trade or contact with other regions ,
had been familiar with French for some time . ... These were small , localised
groups who would get together to read 44 40 T. P. Baycroft poetry or to perform
plays ,.

European Political History 1870 1913

Author: Benjamin Ziemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Page: 534

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The period from 1870 to 1913 was one of substantial political change. It saw the emergence of modern mass politics, the extension of the franchise, the development of party structures and political cleavages and growing state intervention. This collection brings together a selection of the most important recent research in this field.

Hong Kong Industrialist

Localisation can also enable local staff to develop their skills to establish high -
quality manpower resources . Before ... When providing manpower training for
local managerial staff , senior management should learn in advance about their
background , leadership potential and ... Language problems and cultural
differences may be other major obstacles . ... Such a policy aims to control labour
mobility .

Hong Kong Industrialist

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

... LL02965 The phonological - distributional coherence hypothesis : Cross -
linguistic evidence in language acquisition ; LL02297 Deriving ... through
dynamic language dominance ; LL02758 Linguistic Human Rights and Mobility ;
LL03776 A Class for Students Like Me ... the Context of Higher Education in
Brazil ; LL03678 Video Games Localisation : Posing New Challenges to the
Translator ; LL02822 ...

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

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International Rehabilitation Medicine

A recent study ( unpublished ) 26 by Martin demonstated differences in the
vocalization patterns of deaf and hearing ... to help their baby to become aware of
his potential , personality , hands and mobility is crucial in the early weeks of life .
... instructed optimally in levels of voicing for communication and of everyday
sounds for sound localisation experiences . ... Language , as in normal children ,
is the medium for thought , and provides a way of learning about what others are
seeing .

International Rehabilitation Medicine

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E learning in Tertiary Education

Cultural adaptation Even where the language of instruction is common , curricula
, teaching content , support must be tailored to local needs . ... A localisation
approach obviously stands in tension with the potential cost efficiencies of a
standardised curriculum . ... with other higher education institutions across five
European countries , is an example of partnership promoting virtual mobility ( see
Box 1.1 ) .

E learning in Tertiary Education

Author: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ISBN:

Page: 289

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E-learning is becoming increasingly prominent in tertiary education. Rationales for its growth are wide-ranging, complex and contested, including widening access, on-campus pedagogic innovation, enhancement of distance learning, organisational change, knowledge-sharing and revenue generation. This report looks at the practice in 19 tertiary education institutions and is designed to elucidate both good practice and international trends. It is organised in three sections: activities and strategies; pedagogy, technology and organisation; cost efficiency and funding.