Developing Critical Languaculture Pedagogies in Higher Education

Developing Critical Languaculture Pedagogies in Higher Education

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Despite widespread agreement about the need to develop interculturally competent graduates, there is a lack of agreement about how this goal may be achieved in practice. This is significant as universities around the world, particularly in English-speaking countries, have espoused an interculturally-aware vision for their future graduates and turned to language education, as an inherently intercultural activity, to expose students to a world which is linguistically and culturally different from their own. This book focuses on narrowing the gap between the often conflicting theoretical and practical imperatives faced by language teachers in an internationalised higher education context. It does so by providing comprehensive conceptual discussions of emerging critical intercultural language pedagogies as well as empirical accounts and case studies from the frontline.While the term a#39;Languages Other Than Englisha#39; (LOTE) was used in Australia for a considerable period of time to refer to these languages, policy documents from ... In this study, I shall alternate between a#39;languagesa#39; and a#39;foreign languagesa#39;.

Title:Developing Critical Languaculture Pedagogies in Higher Education
Author: Adriana Raquel Díaz
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2013-08-09

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