This article takes as its starting point the fact that the majority of universities in which English is the medium of instruction perceive themselves to be deeply international.Firstly, the article considers the implications of being 'international' for academic language policies and practices, but observes that despite the diverse international composition of university student (and to a lesser extent, staff) populations, university language policies and practices are still grounded in largely national (British and North American) English norms.The waiter who is happy to serve the dressing on the side, give you extra cheese on the burger, and swap French fries for mashed potatoes, all because that's how you want it?
Initially proposed by Jean Piaget, the term accommodation refers to part of the adaptation process.The process of accommodation involves altering one's existing schemas, or ideas, as a result of new information or new experiences.He wanted to learn the details of the accommodating illness.vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"abide by, comply, follow - act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!A young child may have an existing schema for dogs.
She knows that dogs have four legs, so she might automatically believe that all animals with four legs are dogs.
The house she took was capable of accommodating several families, and she considered it a safe investment for her "earnings." I shall leave the place, though certainly not with any intention of accommodating you.
It was distinguished by a large boot, made for the purpose of accommodating the Great Commoner's gouty leg.
With an accommodating chaperon who knew no German, the couple could do and say what they pleased.
We went to a sort of inn kept by an accommodating native who promised to get up a good dinner for us.
One of these methods that was described by an early psychologist is known as accommodation.