The Language and Intercultural Communication (LInC) symposium provided an opportunity to explore research activity within the Flinders Humanities Research Centre around the theme of Language and Intercultural Communication in the context of second and foreign language teaching and learning.
The LInC group is currently composed of academics from the Department of Languages and the English as a Second Language Section. Through the symposium, the LInC group aimed to extend its collaborative connections within the university.
Gabriele Kasper (Professor of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii) was the symposium's special guest.
All participants took an active part in discussions in this working symposium.
Browsing Language and Intercultural Communication Symposium, 22-24 November 2005 and 8-9 February 2006 by Author "Najar, Robyn Lee"
This presentation will report on work in progress in the PRC. This is an empirical study focussed on the impact of teacher training on learning outcomes in foreign language (FL) classrooms. Participants are 50 Chinese nationals who are elementary school (years Reception to 6) teachers of English. As the study progresses into the next phase of observations and interviews, more information will become available on the efficacy of interventions such as instruction in principles and methodologies for FL teacher development on the learning outcomes in their classrooms.