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“I get paid for my American accent”: the story of one Multilingual English Teacher (MET) in Japan

Approach’ and implications for language education policy. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 1 (1), 121-139 Lasagabaster, David & Juan Manuel Sierra. 2005. What do students think about the pros and cons of having a native speaker teacher? In Enric Llurda (ed.), Non-Native Language Teachers. Perceptions, Challenges and Contributions to the Profession , 217-241. New York: Springer. Lee, Cheu-jey. 2010. Native versus non-native: A literacy teacher educator’s story. Language and Literacy, 12 (1), 46-56. Leung, Constant

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Repositioning English and multilingualism in English as a Lingua Franca

. Language policies in multilingual states. In A. Gonzalo (ed.) Panagani. Language Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Manilla: Linguistic Society of the Philippines. Pennycook, Alastair. 2007. Global Englishes and Transcultural Flows. London: Routledge. Pennycook, Alastair. 2010. The future of Englishes: one, many or none? In A. Kirkpatrick (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes. London: Routledge. Pratt, Mary Louise. 1991. Arts of the contact zone. Profession 91: 33-40. Pratt, Mary Louise. 2002. Building a new idea about language

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Intergenerational Learning: A Cornerstone of Quality Aging

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The presentation of the professions from the older generation to elementary school pupils is one of the segments of intergenerational learning and intergenerational cooperation. Young people meet a person who actually did a particular occupation or profession. The older generation explains to the young generation what is needed to learn for a particular profession, and the young generation have the opportunity to test, or at least monitor the work they would do in the profession. The aim of our survey was to confirm that intergenerational learning is one of the cornerstones of quality aging. The data was collected with the survey questionnaire, which 200 representatives of older generation aged 65 and more have answered and was then quantitatively analyzed using a quantitative methodology. The results of the research confirmed that intergenerational cooperation through intergenerational learning, which involves the presentation of a profession of older generation to younger generation, affects the quality of life in the third life period. We can conclude that within intergenerational learning older generation gets the opportunity to transfer their knowledge, experience and share it with young generation, which leads to a higher quality of life even in the third stage of life. The younger generation is able to acquire concrete and useful information about professions first hand and in addition learn about aging and social tolerance.

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The perception of readiness for teaching profession: a case of pre-service trainees

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Pre-service teacher training offers various opportunities for trainees to become aware of and understand the qualities of good teaching. Towards the end of their training they should be able to identify clearly the criteria for measuring their readiness for teaching profession as well as identify their own strong and weak areas.

The author of this article presents the results of the study where the aim was to focus on the trainees′ perception of themselves as English language teachers based on the criteria of the EPOSTL at the end of their training when trainees receive their diploma for teaching the English language.

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„Dann leg’ ich meinen Hobel hin...”. Nachrufe und Todesanzeigen mit Tätigkeitsbezug aus interkultureller Sicht

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Beyond the communicative function of death notices, to informe about a death case, one will be repeatedly surprised by auxiliary functions of this category of private notices. The following article analizes from an intercultural perspective the representation of the (professional) identity in obituaries and death notices pertaining to a Romanian and a German corpus – the achievements attained to in the job environment and – in case of a blurred or merely outlined professional identity – on interests outside of one’s job, which were cherished by the deceased to the effect of shaping and defining him.

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The Effects of a Study-Abroad Experience on Pre-Service Foreign Language Teachers’ Teaching Philosophies

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With the globalization of the world and the ease to travel to different parts of the globe, the popularity of exchange programs for students has increased. Many students around the world apply such programs in order to have international learning experiences in which they can, besides educational purposes, meet new social and cultural values while introducing their native cultures. As study-abroad experiences have attracted attention regarding their various effects on the participants, research focusing on students participating in such programs may provide useful insight on their contributions to pre-service teachers’ teaching philosophies. Therefore, this study is intended to investigate the effects of a study-abroad experience on the way three pre-service teachers perceived the teaching profession and whether it modified their teaching philosophy. The data were collected through reflection reports and semi-structured interviews with three Turkish pre-service teachers who spent a semester in Hungary on a study-abroad experience. Content analysis was adopted for data analysis. The results revealed that the participants developed in terms of their linguistic, personal, social, cultural and educational understanding, which in turn contributed to their perceptions and conceptions of the teaching profession and caused them to adjust their teaching philosophies. In the light of these results, some suggestions are provided.

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Valuing Cultural Identity for Successful Teaching and Learning: Applying Culturometric Committed Communication Humanist Principles in Educational Contexts

and T. Brosch (Eds.), Handbook of Value (pp. 63–84). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Serreau, Y. (2013). Accompagner la personne en formation . Paris: Editions Dunod. Thiry, A. (2012, 2e ed.). Ça y est, j’ai compris! Méthodes d’études et stratégies d’apprentissage avec la PL. Louvain-la-Neuve : De Boeck. UNESCO (2005). Changer les méthodes d’enseignement. La différenciation des programmes comme solution à la diversité des élèves . Paris. Walker, L. (2016, janvier). Teachers ere leaving the profession – here’s how to make them stay. The

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State of Women in Academia: Extent of Supportive Environment for Female Researchers

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While women’s rights activists and advocates fight for equality in the professions, the state of women in academic research is not very impressive. Fewer women are actively undertaking major doctoral studies and research. Although the number increases at a very low rate, women’s participation, specifically in science, technology, engineering, and information technology research at academic levels or for doctoral purposes, is minimal. In this situation, many acclaimed authors have reasoned that womanhood itself and gender-specific attributions cause low participation in academia. A few have referred to motherhood as well. At this juncture, this literature review explores whether environmental support and facilitation are more responsible for this situation than gender attributes are by approaching the topic from the viewpoint of the extent of environmental support for women researchers.

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The Importance of Intercultural Communicative Competences for Tourism Labour Market: Students’ Views and their Self-Assessment

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The present paper is founded on two pillars. Firstly, it is one of the current trends in education worldwide, i.e. to connect theory and practice. Secondly, it is the need to be interculturally competent speakers of a foreign language in today’s globalized world of massive migration flows and signs of increasing ethnocentrism. Based upon these two requirements, the ability to communicate in a FL effectively and interculturally appropriately in the tourism industry is a must, since being employed in whichever of its sectors means encountering other cultures on a daily basis. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to find out undergraduate tourism students’ opinion on the importance of intercultural communicative competences for their future profession as well as their self-assessment in the given field. The findings of the research, which are to be compared to employers’ needs, revealed that there is considerable difference between the respondents’ views on the significance of the investigated issues and their self-esteem.

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What are the Adequate Pedagogical Approaches for Teaching Scientific Disciplines? Physics as a Case Study

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Different teaching approaches have revealed that teaching is a complex process, a profession that must adapt to the specific needs of the learners, the nature of the subject taught and the general context of the training. However, the act of learning is a common activity. In the educational sciences there is no one-sided approach to the didactics of physical sciences. Therefore, teachers of the physical sciences are invited to choose the appropriate pedagogical approaches based on the performance and limitations of each approach. In this article, we will review the literature of the main pedagogical approaches used to facilitate the acquisition of physical phenomena. On the basis of this study, we will highlight the added value of the combination of a relatively recent approach, based on historical investigation and simulation of physical phenomena.

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