Living and Studying Abroad: Research and Practice

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Michael Byram, Anwei Feng
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2006 - Education - 276 pages
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Annotation. Studies of students who travel to other countries for study. It includes students travelling within Europe, from Europe and America to East Asia and China and vice versa. The articles report the results of research and also give detailed accounts of the research methods used, and this will be particularly useful to other researchers.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Japanese Students in Britain
11
Recording the Journey Diaries of Irish Students in Japan
38
The One Less Travelled By The Experience of Chinese Students in a UK University
64
Reciprocal Adjustment by Host and Sojourning Groups Mainland Chinese Students in Hong Kong
91
Study Abroad and Experiences of Cultural Distance and Proximity French Erasmus Students
108
Ethnographic Pedagogy and Evaluation in ShortTerm Study Abroad
134
Student Perspectives in ShortTerm Study Programmes Abroad A Grounded Theory Study
157
The Assistant Experience in Retrospect and its Educational and Professional Significance in Teachers Biographies
186
British Students in France 10 Years On
210
Assessing Intercultural Competence in Study Abroad Students
232
References
257
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About the author (2006)

Michael Byram is Professor of Education at Durham University, England. He studied French, German and Danish at Kingas College Cambridge, and wrote a PhD on Danish literature. He then taught French and German at secondary school level and in adult education in an English comprehensive school. Since being appointed to a post in teacher education at Durham in 1980, he has carried out research into the education of linguistic minorities, foreign language education and student residence abroad. His books include Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence (1997) and he is the editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning. He is also an Adviser to the Council of Europe Language Policy Division.

Anwei Feng lectures and supervises education doctoral students at Durham University mainly in the areas of bilingualism, bilingual education and intercultural studies. He has researched the experience of minority students studying the second and third language in universities in China and the experience of students from Confucian Heritage Cultures on UK campuses. His latest publications include the article aAn evaluative analysis of parallel conceptions of bilingualism in Chinaa in IJBEB in 2005 and the book aLiving and Studying Abroada (co-edited with M. Byram, 2006).

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