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Global Migration: Linguistics and Social Changes


MacLeod, R and Le, Q, Global Migration: Linguistics and Social Changes, Linguistic Diversity and Cultural Identity: A Global Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Q Le and T Le (ed), New York, pp. 249-258. ISBN 978-1-61209-602-5 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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The role of the adult learner within the Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) instructional dynamic is gaining significantly in importance as the mass human migration resulting from the ongoing globalization of our planet continues to gain momentum. Whether new immigrants are legally or illegally resident in a country, and regardless of the reasons for their ultimate arrival in their new country of residence, the receiving nation is faced with the reality of educating newcomers in the local language in order to allow them to either assimilate into their new culture, or to gain both temporary residence and employment as ‘guest workers’. This chapter will examine some of the ongoing linguistic training deliberations caused by this constantly developing trend in global migration as it applies to both adult learners, and curriculum design, in the vocational English as a second language environment.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:Curriculum, globalization, immigrant, vocational English
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Linguistics
Research Field:Sociolinguistics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Communication across languages and culture
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:73653
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-10-19
Last Modified:2012-06-19

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