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Administrative staff learning and using English to communicate with international students
Reynolds, Barry Lee1,2; Yu, Melissa H.1; Ha, Xuan Van3
2022-04
Source PublicationInnovation in Language Learning and Teaching
ISSN1750-1229
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Purpose: The lack of attention given to administrative staff calls for a study to consider their concerns regarding the learning and use of English to communicate in internationalized universities. This case study aimed to investigate how adequately administrative staff have learned and used English to communicate with international students in an internationalized university in Taiwan. Design/methodology/approach: This case study drew on questionnaire and interview data to examine 15 administrative staff's learning and use of English for communication in an internationalized university. Findings: The data analysis revealed the linguistic diversity and varying nature of communicative circumstances across university workplaces. The administrative staff were found to have applied multiple strategies to maximize the effectiveness of their English language learning and use for communication. They prioritized the learning opportunities for practicing English to address workplace communication needs. Originality/value: These findings suggested that the disciplinary knowledge about English language learning and use for communication obtained from English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and other fields should be used to broaden the English as an International Language (EIL) paradigmatic scope for research and pedagogy. We argue for a paradigmatic partnership to address the disciplinary limitations of EIL while simultaneously extending the established knowledge of EIL about English language learning and use for ESP and EIL communication.

KeywordAdministrative Staff Communication Needs English As An International lAnguage International University Learning Preferences
DOI10.1080/17501229.2022.2058513
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Language英語English
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research ; Linguistics
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research ; Linguistics
WOS IDWOS:000777343400001
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85129196004
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorReynolds, Barry Lee
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Taipa, SAR, Macao
2.Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macao
3.Department of Foreign Languages, Ha Tinh University, Ha Tinh, Viet Nam
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education;  University of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education;  University of Macau
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Reynolds, Barry Lee,Yu, Melissa H.,Ha, Xuan Van. Administrative staff learning and using English to communicate with international students[J]. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching,2022.
APA Reynolds, Barry Lee,Yu, Melissa H.,&Ha, Xuan Van.(2022).Administrative staff learning and using English to communicate with international students.Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching.
MLA Reynolds, Barry Lee,et al."Administrative staff learning and using English to communicate with international students".Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching (2022).
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