Cultural Competence In Language Learning

In Australia, the advent of globalization has allowed for education to become an incredibly attractive export; international education constitutes a $20 billion industry and includes over 270,000 tertiary students. However, a common problem encountered by these students is their being stuck firmly outside the social structures of their host country. This can be due to … Continue reading Cultural Competence In Language Learning

Budget Blockbusters: The Odd Charm of Nollywood

When discussing the globalization of film, Nigeria‚Äôs film industry, known as Nollywood, is treated as a curiosity by Western filmmaking communities; having emerged mainly due to increasing availability of cheap video recording equipment in Africa in the 1990s, the industry is a byproduct of the post-colonial forces acting upon Africa. However, despite its lack of … Continue reading Budget Blockbusters: The Odd Charm of Nollywood

Globalisation: We’re All Americans Now

In the last hundred years, innovations in communication and transport technology have allowed for increased accessibility to faster means of moving people and information worldwide. The result? An irreversibly smaller world heavily integrated in political, economic and cultural dimensions. This process of globalization, or worldwide integration on all levels, creates what Marshall McLuhan calls a … Continue reading Globalisation: We’re All Americans Now