Study abroad Archive

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Lecture by James Coleman, March 19, 2009

New Perspectives on Study Abroad Research: Goals, Variables, and Methods by James Coleman, Language Learning and Teaching at,The Open University, UK The learning outcomes of study abroad are not only linguistic, but also academic, cultural, intercultural, personal and professional.  Nor are study abroad contexts as uniform as they are often assumed to be:  every context…

Lecture by Celeste Kinginger, October 17, 2008

American Students Abroad: Negotiation of Difference? by Celeste Kinginger, Associate Professor of French and Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University I will draw from a series of forthcoming case studies (“Language Learning in Study Abroad, Case studies of Americans in France,” Kinginger, 2008) to consider study abroad as a potentially identity-destabilizing experience involving negotiation of…

Lecture by Rick Kern and Tim Wolcott, April 19, 2005

Linguistic and Cultural Identity in Study Abroad by Rick Kern, Associate Professor, Director, French Language Program & Timothy Wolcott, Graduate Student, School of Education Empirical studies of study abroad that track language acquisition gains in terms of specific structures show mixed results.  Many students report, moreover, that language acquisition is just a small part of…

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