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Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the Twenty-First-Century University


Mark Orme

‘Internationalisation’ is a key issue impacting on higher education today, but what is actually meant by this term and how does it relate to the notion of ‘global citizenship’, which also features prominently on the higher education agenda? How does the promotion of foreign language learning and intercultural communication help inform the pursuit of internationalisation? And, as the twenty-first century progresses, how are universities meeting the challenges of developing languages-based curricula that reflect the requirements of an increasingly global marketplace?
This book brings together ten interconnected chapters from an international group of scholars who explore how language teaching and learning strategies and cross-cultural understanding support the cause of internationalisation in the modern higher education arena. The book will be of interest to both managers and practitioners who require an understanding of how the promotion of languages and intercultural knowledge informs the cause of internationalisation at strategic and operational levels within contemporary higher education.
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SOFIA ANYSIADOU is currently working as the Worldwise Learning Centre Resources Co-ordinator in the School of Language, Literature and International Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. Her main role is to promote the use of new technologies in facilitating and enhancing language learning. Her background is in the area of languages and technology. She holds a degree in English Language and Literature from the School of Philosophy at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, and she completed her postgraduate study (MEd) in Communications, Education and Technology at the University of Manchester. She teaches English as a second language and Greek on the University of Central Lancashire’s Institution-Wide Language Programme. Her research interests include e-learning, design and development of technology-based language-learning environments and online resources.

PETRA BAGLEY is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Central Lancashire. Her research focuses on modern women’s writing from German-speaking countries, in particular autobiographical fiction since 1968. She is the author of Somebody’s Daughter: The Portrayal of Daughter-Parent Relationships by Contemporary Women Writers from German-speaking Countries (1996). Other publications include papers on the Catholic upbringing of women writers, confessional literature, immigrant writing and tales of relocation.

TRICIA COVERDALE-JONES was Principal Lecturer in the School of Languages and Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth. She has more than twenty-five years’ experience of teaching international students in higher education and managing international courses. At the University of Portsmouth, she was responsible for introducing courses in Intercultural Communication and International Business Communication and...

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