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Araújo e Sá, Maria Helena and Susana Pinto. 2016. Language learning in higher education: Portuguese student voices. The International Journal of Multilingualism 13 (3) : 367–382.
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Language as a subject
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European higher education language policies are linked to bottom-up language provision practices. The bulk of replying students from Aveiro University (Portugal) view language course insertion in their curricula to be twice pragmatically fit. Firstly, English is seen as a road to knowledge access, mobility and career readiness, while other foreign languages (Spanish, French and German) are considered ‘distinguishing benefits' in the professional marketplace.