For many international students who are second language (L2) learners, successful integration in the new academic and socio-cultural environment is inseparable from their language socialization. Classroom teachers are well positioned to support students’ adaptation, and through course materials, projects, and activities they can encourage students’ successful socialization and promote their learning. Based on the principles of L2 socialization theory, this article describes how the projects of the course taught in the Intensive English Language Institute aimed at achieving two objectives: 1) foster students’ cross-cultural interaction and participation in various activities in- and outside the classroom, and 2) increase students’ opportunities to communicate in the target language, thus allowing them to develop more advanced linguistic forms.
"Promoting Second Language Socialization Through Course Projects,"
Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence: Vol. 2:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/jete/vol2/iss1/7