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Intercultural Journeys
From Study to Residence Abroad
 
 
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20 Jan 2010
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Intercultural Journeys: From Study to Residence Abroad explores the language and (inter)cultural learning of second language students before, during, and after a short-term sojourn in the host culture. Drawing on current theories of intercultural (communicative)/ global competences and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), it examines the students' developmental trajectories. The findings raise awareness of the multifarious internal and external factors that can influence sojourn outcomes. Linking theory with the actual experience of sojourners, the author suggests innovative ways to enhance language and intercultural learning both at home and abroad. While the book examines the linguistic, intercultural, and identity development of Chinese sojourners, elements of their stories reach across ethnic, linguistic, and geographic lines and resonate with L2 learners in other parts of the world. The book provides a valuable reference for international educators, second language specialists, interculturalists, study abroad professionals, adult educators, and sojourners. 


Description

Intercultural Journeys: From Study to Residence Abroad explores the language and (inter)cultural learning of second language students before, during, and after a short-term sojourn in the host culture. Drawing on current theories of intercultural (communicative)/ global competences and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), it examines the students' developmental trajectories. The findings raise awareness of the multifarious internal and external factors that can influence sojourn outcomes. Linking theory with the actual experience of sojourners, the author suggests innovative ways to enhance language and intercultural learning both at home and abroad. While the book examines the linguistic, intercultural, and identity development of Chinese sojourners, elements of their stories reach across ethnic, linguistic, and geographic lines and resonate with L2 learners in other parts of the world. The book provides a valuable reference for international educators, second language specialists, interculturalists, study abroad professionals, adult educators, and sojourners. 


Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Globalization, Internationalization, and Study Abroad
Intercultural and Global Competencies
Groundwork for the Illustrative Case Studies
Nora and Mimi's Sojourn and Re-entry
Lana and Jade's Sojourn and Re-entry
New Ways of Being
Cultivating Global and Intercultural Competencies
Notes
Bibliography
Index


Authors

JANE JACKSON is Professor in the English Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include intercultural communication, sociopragmatics, identity reconstruction, and language and cultural learning through study and residence abroad. Her book, Language, Identity and Study Abroad: Sociocultural Perspectives was published in 2008.