Essays about: "importance of english in higher education"

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  1. 1. Exposure to English in the Primary School English Classroom : There Are Ways to Make a Foreign Language Comprehensible without Translating

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Hanna Dahlqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : English foreign language ; Exposure to English; Language acquisition; Language learning; Lesson design;

    Abstract : This study regards the importance of exposure to English in English education. The study identifies factors of education proven to be effective when learning a language, such as exposure, the pupils’ lives as a platform, repetition, a calm and secure environment, learning connected to physical action and use of pictures and body language to aid verbal language. READ MORE

  2. 2. Chinese Students at Uppsala University: “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” : A sociological analysis of ten students’ trajectories

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier

    Author : Jinjin Li; [2018]
    Keywords : Chinese students; Bourdieusian tradition; Trajectories; Species of capital; Habitus;

    Abstract : The idea of knowledge economy initiated by the World Bank, the increasing importance of English proficiency in the global labour market, and the expansion of Chinese higher education, all leads to the phenomenon of Chinese student migration to western countries for getting advantageous educational experiences and credentials. Through a qualitative, interview-based method and Bourdieusian sociological perspective focusing on species of capital (cultural, economic, social and symbolic capital), habitus and mode of reproduction, this study focuses on the analysis of the relation between social background of Chinese students and their adoption of a western education system and perception of future career through the trajectories of ten Chinese students at Uppsala University, one of the most renowned universities in Sweden. READ MORE

  3. 3. Teaching speaking in the English classroom : Teacher practices in Swedish upper secondary schools

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Jorge Villegas Martínez; [2018]
    Keywords : English as a foreign language EFL ; speaking; communicative competence; oral proficiency; target language; pedagogical materials; textbook analysis; assessment; communicative approach;

    Abstract : This qualitative study aims to investigate how teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) work to develop their students’ oral proficiency. The study analyses interviews and pedagogical materials to elucidate how the interviewed teachers regard their students’ oral proficiency, what kind of activities they use for teaching speaking and how they assess oral proficiency. READ MORE

  4. 4. Are Nordic students prepared foruniversity courses taught in English? : Comparing the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish pre-university English language syllabuses with international requirements for university entry.

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Sanjin Pecikoza; [2016]
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    Abstract : Due to globalization and the importance of having a single lingua franca in academia, the number of international university courses taught in English—so called English medium instruction (EMI) has been steadily increasing. All students, national and international, are required to pass a certain linguistic threshold in order to be able to apply for a university program. READ MORE

  5. 5. Students’ perspectives on mathematics : An interview study of the perceived purposes of school mathematics among Swedish gymnasium students

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för teknikvetenskaplig kommunikation och lärande (ECE)

    Author : Sofia Öhman; [2015]
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    Abstract : Mathematics is a compulsory subject throughout elementary school as well as during thefirst year of the gymnasium, which is Swedish secondary education for students in the agerange 16 to 19. It is also prioritized higher than many other school subjects, which isobvious when looking at the amount of time it takes up or the fact that, together withSwedish and English, it makes up the three subjects students need to pass in order tograduate. READ MORE