International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017

  • Multilingual Competences and Labour Market Access: The Point of View of Swiss Personal Advisers in the Regional Employment Centres

    Seraphina Zurbriggen, Isaac Pante, Pascal Singy

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 161-171
    Received: 13 August 2017
    Accepted: 4 September 2017
    Published: 28 September 2017
    Abstract: Since the creation of regional employment centres in Switzerland, personal advisers and consultants have been playing an important role in the assessment of the unemployed and the jobseekers’ language skills and their promotion. In this study, 646 of these personal advisers from the three main speaking areas of Switzerland (French, German and Itali... Show More
  • Poetry as a Deep Emotional Experience of a Different World: The Example of Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan

    Ottmar Fuchs

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 172-178
    Received: 30 September 2017
    Accepted: 23 October 2017
    Published: 16 November 2017
    Abstract: Poetry which comes from other religions and cultures can become an emotionally based bodily experience of a different world. This way of accessing the Other breaks down the biogenetic fixation on one’s own pack, family and land, and the concomitant hatred of strangers - other people, tribes and nations. This happens within an aesthetic context wher... Show More
  • Pedagogic and Social Functions of University EFL Teachers’ Classroom Code-switching

    Qian Xiaofang

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 179-186
    Received: 6 September 2017
    Accepted: 4 October 2017
    Published: 7 December 2017
    Abstract: This study attempts to study classroom code-switching with the focus on code-switching of university teachers of teaching English as the foreign language and teachers of using English mainly as the instructional language. The research methods are mainly ethnographic observations of four participants. It was found that three types of code-switching ... Show More
  • Foreign Language Learning Pedagogy: Learner Centredness vis-à-vis Linguistic Competence - Action and Reaction

    Jamel Chaaraoui

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 187-200
    Received: 16 August 2017
    Accepted: 11 September 2017
    Published: 20 December 2017
    Abstract: It is well-expected that in the cause-and-effect relationship, authentic formal language learning four hours weekly for six years and 18 hours a week for nearly one year is very likely to produce learners with language proficiency enough to conduct simple conversations about basic daily life issues. Through measuring the global grammar accuracy in ... Show More