Abstract:Mediation constitutes an important process through which social communication and social meaning are interpreted and circulated through the help of an intermediary between persons who are unable to participate in direct communication. Mediation can take place either within a single society or between two societies, nations, and cultures where ideas and values are not shared which may cause misunderstandings to arise. There have been radical social and political changes in Europe due to increased mobility, wider contacts with Europeans, development of tourism, student exchange programs, and new countries becoming members of the EU, factors which have led to EU enlargement and as a consequence the adoption of educational policies to promote and encourage plurilingualism and multiculturalism among European citizens. The language activities employing mediation strategies such as explaining an existing text in different words, form a considerable part of the everyday use of language catering for societies’ communication needs. This paper attempts to demonstrate the importance of mediation activities in contemporary multicultural societies in facilitating communication between persons who are unable to communicate with each other by enhancing the linguistic and intercultural communication among speakers of different languages, dialects or registers. Keywords:mediation, CEFR, multilingualism, plurilingual repertoire, intercultural interaction, cross-cultural understanding, plurilingual and pluricultural competences, communicative competence.
Title:The relevance of Mediation for the implementation of the EU Language Policy of Multilingualism Author:Evangelia Xirofotou ISSN 2394-9686 International Journal of Novel Research in Education and Learning Novelty Journals
Abstract: The vital role of monitoring the language development of a child is heavily contingent on parents. Parents have been observed to have a say as to which language their child should learn from pre-school to fluency levels. Bilingual parents consistently agree that the Self-Efficacy for the English Language is important for the future. They also believe that the Language is sensible and worthwhile. They unanimously agree that an individual needs to persevere to have the English Language success. The male bilingual parent have stronger agreements on the three English Language dispositions over female bilingual parents. There is a slightly stronger agreement from the public schools on the three English Language dispositions. The relevance of these claims can be seen that the three English Language dispositions are important considerations when parents prioritize this second language for their children. The overwhelming treatment to the English as a second language means that materials and other aids in learning the language should be associated towards maintaining or increasing the positive dispositions of the bilingual parents in the English Language. Parents have a vote of confidence on the importance of this second language and they are effective allies in promoting the English Language. Keywords: English Language, parents prioritize. language development.
Title:The Effects of English as a Second Language on Bilingual Parents’ English Language Dispositions Author:Jason V. Chavez ISSN 2394-9686 International Journal of Novel Research in Education and Learning Novelty Journals
Abstract:In the framework of the linguistic approach to understanding the impact of globalization on humanity, this paper aims to consider the role of English language in globalization processes. Given the history of English becoming the world’s most widely spoken language, the author considers possible implications of this fact and overview the current debates and concerns about the role of English and the state of other world languages under conditions of globalization. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the concepts of English globalization and also its effects on cultural identity. This paper examines how second English language learners use English at the expense of their traditional languages. It also examines how second language acquisition influences one’s cultural identity. Research evidence from various articles used in this paper confirms that the globalization of English is detrimental to the cultural identity of the given group. Language is considered as one of the most effective ways of determining a person’s identity and cultural background. This means that without language, it can be difficult to establish one’s cultural identity. Again, many people use English frequently when they communicate; however, as Ged (2013) explains, second language acquisition may lead to the loss of some aspects or knowledge about the first language. The effects of second language acquisition can be both negative and positive. Johnson (2009) explains that globalization of English language and its effects on cultural identity needs to be understood in three main aspects which will be discussed in this paper; for example, English as an instrument for economic success, English as a tool for cross-cultural communication, and also English as a passing phase or lingua franca of the past. Through the analysis of these three major dimensions, we will be able to establish the effects of English globalization on cultural identity. Keywords:Global language, Identity, Cultural identity, globalization, Cross-Cultural Communication, lingua franca, Globish, linguistic imperialism, international communication, cross-cultural awareness.
Title:English Language and Globalization Author:Dr. Mohammed AbdAlla AbdAlgane Mohammed ISSN 2394-9686 International Journal of Novel Research in Education and Learning Novelty Journals
Abstract:Since Teaching and Learning Resources play a very vital role in the teaching and learning process, there is the need to continuously develop them using easily accessible materials found in the environment. This will contribute to the current trends in Context-Based teaching in science in that learners are able to connect contexts to concepts and make meaning of what they learn.
The aim of this paper was to explore the use of improvised materials found in the environment to help explain the concepts of separation of two immiscible liquids and that of converting millimeters to liters. The plastic bottles, usually discarded materials were used for the simple processes. College of Education student-teachers who were taken through the processes were really appreciative and highly motivated to learn more. They were of the view that using low cost or discarded materials that they are familiar with makes the teaching and learning of science much easier and the learners are practically engaged throughout the process. They are also very excited that scientific concepts can be explained with very simple materials around them. Keywords:Teaching and Learning Resources, improvised materials, science, environment.
Title:Using Simple Improvised Materials to Explain Some Concepts in Science Author:Delphine Abla Azumah ISSN 2394-9686 International Journal of Novel Research in Education and Learning Novelty Journals