Papers

Dr Claire Reid School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Portsmouth INTRODUCTION  Preparing students for their compulsory Year Abroad at the university of Portsmouth has been one of my primary responsibilities as Mobility Coordinator since 2014, and one I have thoroughly enjoyed. Having inherited a fairly efficient and successful...

Hanh Pho School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK ABSTRACT  This study explores struggles that international students encounter in the early-sojourn stage when studying master’s programmes in the UK. The study is important since it is one of the few studies in the cross-cultural...

Takako Amano Department of Japanese Studies, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire, UK ABSTRACT This study identifies students’ mental health issues that are unique to the year/study/period[1] abroad programme to start and it draws attention to the interchangeably used terms that refer to mental health...

Dr. Clare Wright Linguistics and Phonetics, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds Dr. Ying Peng East Asian Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds ABSTRACT This study follows up on previous work on UK-based student expectations of Study Abroad (SA) experiences in China (Peng...

Dr Martin Ward School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds Dr Mika Takewa School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds ABSTRACT Factors contributing to student motivation for studying Japanese have in recent times received significant attention amongst HE institutions in the UK teaching Japanese. This study...

Dr. Emine Çakır Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK Prof. Dr. Julide Inozu ELT Department, Faculty of Education, University of Cukurova, Turkey Academic Visitor, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK ABSTRACT This paper reports on a case study that explores the emotional experiences the participants recollected...

Saussan Khalil University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Abstract Since the description of Arabic as a diglossic language by Ferguson (1959a), much attention has been paid to refining this description of the Arabic language situation, and outlining the features of its distinct Standard and dialectal forms....

Raghda El Essawi TAFL program, Applied Linguistics department, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, American University in Cairo ABSTRACT Several decades ago researchers like Celce-Murcia and Dornyei (1995) have highlighted the value of including communication strategies (CSs) in foreign language syllabi to help learners avoid communication problems. However, despite research...

Rasha Soliman This special issue of the Language Scholar is dedicated to Arabic language learning and teaching in Higher Education. The idea of this  issue stemmed out of a growing interest in researching Arabic language pedagogy and an increasing number of scholarship projects that investigate Arabic learning and teaching from...