Praxial International Education: A Contemplative Inquiry into Dialogical Interlanguage Learning and Development

Praxial Collective Development:

An Appreciative Inquiry into Contemplative Self-organizing Language and Learning

Students enter International colleges to get a leg up, but many find the required change necessary to become a participating member of an international community beyond their capabilities. Not only are they learning a new language, but they are learning academic content in that language, and trying to engage others from different cultures. that is

In many classroom situations, language instruction is decontextualized which discourages natural language development and fluency. Usage-based views of language suggest that language emerges naturally from social interaction and grammaticalization, or bottom-up, rather than being generative or top-down.

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