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Jackson, Jane – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
The number of foreign language students who join study abroad programs continues to increase annually, especially those who take part in short-term sojourns lasting eight weeks or less. What can be accomplished in such a short stay in the host culture? Is it possible for sojourners to enhance their proficiency in the host language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Jackson, Jane – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
If intercultural awareness is a key area in which sojourners are expected to make progress while abroad, then appropriate methods of assessment should be used to measure the gains they have made. While much attention has focused on the preparation, format, and content of study abroad programs, relatively little has been published about modes of…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad