Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning

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.

Author: Jane Fenoulhet

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034301502

Category: Education

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?
Categories: Education

The Personal World of the Language Learner

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.

Author: Cristina Ros i Solé

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137528537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 718

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Languages of the Wider World

Languages of the Wider World

Lingua franca. In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and
Learning, ed. ... English language education in China: policies, progress and
problems. Language Policy 4: ... In Mobility and Localisation in Language
Learning, ed.

Author: Itesh Sachdev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134910168

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 472

The last few decades have seen a stretching and exchange of local, regional and national languages, identities, cultures, and economies worldwide as a consequence of globalisation and technology development. Significantly, the languages of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia have been attracting increasing strategic, commercial and civic attention. Collectively referred to as ‘Languages of the Wider World’ (LWW), these languages are important given the emergence of new centres of capital and cultural accumulation in the 21st century, such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs). This volume focuses on LWW in use, and on their teaching and learning. It ranges from a highly localized focus (on learners and teachers of Community/Heritage Languages), to broader national and international foci (on policy makers and multilingualism; on teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary systems). It aims to inspire researchers and practitioners to work on languages other than the ones that have been the mainstay of the field to facilitate the development of a vibrant and critical community of enquiry in Languages of the Wider World. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Language Learning Journal.
Categories: Education

Reading with My Eyes Open

Reading with My Eyes Open

Ros i Solé, C. and Fenoulhet, J. (2013) 'Introduction: Romanticising language
learning: beyond instrumentalism'. In: J. Fenoulhet and ... In J. Fenoulhet and C.
Rosi Solé (eds) Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning. Bern: Peter
Lang.

Author: Gerdi Quist

Publisher: Ubiquity Press

ISBN: 9781909188235

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 586

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)
Categories: Education

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Osler, A. and Starkey, H. (eds) (2005) Citizenship and Language Learning:
International Perspectives, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books. Ros i Solé, C. and
Fenoulhet, J. (eds) (2010) Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning,
Oxford: ...

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136235535

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 856

View: 338

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Mobility of Visually Impaired People

Mobility of Visually Impaired People

... 411, 427–429 Indoor localization, 585, 587–590, 593 Indoor mobility, 511, 518,
527–529 Indoor navigation, 483, 519, ... training, 270 Kinetic therapy, 280 L Lack
of car access, 632 Landmark-based mobility strategy, 145 Language learning, ...

Author: Edwige Pissaloux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319544465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 652

View: 969

This book discusses the design of the new mobility assistive information and communication technologies (ICT) devices for the visually impaired. The book begins with a definition of the space concept, followed by the concept of interaction with a space during mobility and this interaction characteristics. The contributors will then examine the neuro-cognitive basis of space perception for mobility and different theories of space perception. The text presents the existing technologies for space perception (sense recovery with stem and iPS cells, implants, brain plasticity, sensory substitution devices, multi modal technologies, etc.), the newest technologies for mobility assistance design, the way the feedback on environment is conveyed to the end-user. Methods for formative and summative evaluations of the mobility devices will also be discussed. The book concludes with a look to the future trends in research and technology development for mobility assistive information and communication technologies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Nomadic Literature

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.

Author: Jane Fenoulhet

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3034307292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

View: 163

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading with My Eyes Open

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.

Author: Gerdi Quist

Publisher:

ISBN: 1909188212

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 210

View: 413

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)
Categories: Foreign Language Study

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: STANFORD:36105026133624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

View: 407

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

The Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

... interpreting and translating but language teaching, language tools, subtitling
and dubbing, web localisation and so on. ... from happening that is so much at
odds with the Governments policies on community cohesion and social mobility?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112100819330

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 226

Categories: Great Britain

Hong Kong Industrialist

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 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822022968150

Category: Hong Kong (China)

Page:

View: 620

Categories: Hong Kong (China)

Australian Language Matters

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112939645

Category: Australia

Page:

View: 327

Categories: Australia

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079657428

Category: Language and languages

Page:

View: 143

Categories: Language and languages

International Rehabilitation Medicine

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 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158011515011

Category:

Page:

View: 516

Categories:

E learning in Tertiary Education

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 .

Author: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ISBN: UOM:39015060993345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 434

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Negotiating Empowerment

Negotiating Empowerment

Studies in English Language Education Prema Kumari Dheram ... 41 localisation
, 54 logical thinking , 35 Macaulay , 26 , 102 Maghai , 30 majoritarian , 45
managerialist rationality , 47 - 48 ... 62 , 65 , 82 , 83 , 123 , 181 missionaries ,
impact on education in English , 25 , 186 mobility , occupational , social , physical
, etc . , 25 ...

Author: Prema Kumari Dheram

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080548137

Category: English language

Page: 225

View: 869

The book is a collection of key papers presented at an international conference held at the Indo-American Centre for International studies, Hyderabad, India, in 2004, and includes a few other contributions of an equally high standard. Together, they offer an international perspective on language use and pedagogy, relating to both theory and application, in various countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United States of America. The volume highlights issues such as identity construction, self-esteem, economic and intellectual empowerment, and the role of the individual and state in the context of English as a second language, and suggest how we may examine and address them.
Categories: English language

Appropriating English

Appropriating English

Innovation in the Global Business of English Language Teaching Michael Singh,
Peter Kell, Ambigapathy Pandian ... or to enhance transnational social mobility ,
but it also enables Indians from different regions of the country to talk to each
other in a language ... First , the worldwide spread of English must be understood
in terms of the interrelated but disjointed processes of globalisation and
localisation .

Author: Michael Singh

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055110194

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 274

View: 453

English seems to be becoming the global language as a result of the massive socio-economic, cultural, and technological changes that have been struggled over since the 1950s. For teachers of English to speakers of other languages and for those involved in the education of such teachers, trying to understand the changes brought by the globalization, commodification, and technologization of English language teaching (ELT) is a major challenge in itself. Given the acceleration in language extinction and knowledge death, developing principled responses to these changes is ridden with significant complications and dangers. Appropriating English explores challenging possibilities for teachers and teacher educators in the transnational ELT market, providing a basis for informing and mobilizing innovations in the business of teaching English language and literacy to speakers of other languages. While the demand for English grows, its effects on other peoples, their languages, and their knowledge are not always positive. Appropriating English adds to the calls for a paradigmatic innovation in the ELT industry. Michael Singh, Peter Kell, and Ambigapathy Pandian offer a new perspective for reinventing the project of globalizing English that situates it within a framework of risk analysis and provides workpoints for making use of multivocal, hybridized Englishes and new digital technologies to help sustain the linguistic diversity of humanity.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Mechatronic Systems 2004

Mechatronic Systems 2004

The control algorithms were developed on a standard PC using the programming
language C and downloaded on the control unit based on ... The main problems
in this project caused on the one hand side in the to limited mobility of the
mechanism and the ... like a precondition for long service free working periods ,
lifelong learning or surviving in hazardous environment . ... Navigation and
localisation of the base station is performed with an rotating laser beam and
infrared beacons .

Author: Reza Moheimani

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080442633

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1500

View: 457

Categories: Technology & Engineering

Education and the Nation

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 ...

Author: Khagendra Nath Sen

Publisher: [Calcutta] : University of Calcutta

ISBN: UOM:39015070362085

Category: Education

Page: 874

View: 754

Categories: Education