Study Abroad and the Second Language Learner - Expectations, Experiences and Devel...

Study Abroad and the Second Language Learner – Expectations, Experiences and Development
pdf | 2.64 MB | English | Isbn:B08NXL3RP1 | Author: Howard, Martin (Editor) | PAge: 273 | Year: 2020


Description:

Situated at the interface between study abroad and second language acquisition research, this book adopts a threefold thematic focus to study abroad and the language learner, investigating learner beliefs about study abroad, learner experiences of study abroad in relation to a range of individual, cultural and social factors, and the nature of learner development while abroad at an intercultural, personal and linguistic level. Chapters present studies of learners in different geographical contexts, with different first and second language combinations. The studies draw on different methodologies, incorporating quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method approaches.

Presenting findings with implications for learner preparation, expectations and support during study abroad, and highlighting developmental issues within second language acquisition, Study Abroad and the Second Language Learner will be of interest to all study abroad and second language acquisition researchers, as well as programme organisers, language instructors and other stake holders.