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Watson, Jeff R.; Wolfel, Richard – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The interconnectedness of language and culture in a study abroad environment has long been discussed in study abroad research circles. While some researchers see the relationship as complementary (Kasper & Omori, 2010; Selmeski, 2007), others go further to point out a more complex interrelationship (Kramsch, 2003; Silverstein, 2004; Watson,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education
Dewey, Dan P.; Belnap, R. Kirk; Hillstrom, Rebecca – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Language learners and educators have subscribed to the belief that those who go abroad will have many opportunities to use the target language and will naturally become proficient. They also assume that language learners will develop relationships with native speakers allowing them to use the language and become more fluent, an assumption…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages
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Palmer, Jeremy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
This paper presents results from a project investigating over ninety learners of Arabic who studied abroad in the Arab world within the last few years. It explores their linguistic and cultural experiences during their time abroad. One of the most important issues in this paper is that of the development of intercultural competence on study abroad…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Semitic Languages, Language Variation
Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Foreign language proficiency and learning are crucial parts of many study abroad programs; especially those whose host culture language is different than that of the native language of students electing to study in them. Indeed, how a program organizes itself regarding pre-departure language proficiency requirements, on site language learning, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Social Environment, Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Helping students and others facing the task of adapting to a foreign culture is becoming ever more pressing. The current study delves into sociocultural adaptation in order to clarify that process and provide information useful for educators, trainers, coaches, and others guiding those facing a sojourn in a foreign culture. A question to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Acculturation, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning
Vande Berg, Michael; Connor-Linton, Jeffrey; Paige, R. Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Six years ago, Georgetown University's Office of International Programs, together with partner institutions, designed a large-scale, multi-year study of U.S. student learning abroad. The data support three broad conclusions with significant implications for study abroad policies and practices. This analysis concentrates for the most part on one…
Descriptors: International Programs, Learning Strategies, Study Abroad, Consortia
Dewey, Dan P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
This study is an investigation of the development of vocabulary knowledge during study abroad (SA), intensive domestic immersion (IM) and academic-year formal classroom (AY) learning. Its focus was the growth of vocabulary knowledge in Japanese--a language where little SA research has been conducted to date. Unlike most studies addressing…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, Comparative Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Study Abroad
Sutton, Richard C.; Rubin, Donald L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
Higher education in general and study abroad programming in particular are hardly strangers to stringent demands for accountability. What is new to higher education and to study abroad is the demand for accountability in terms of measurable student learning outcomes. This article is a first report from a system-wide initiative to document learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education
Paige, R. Michael; Cohen, Andrew D.; Shively, Rachel L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
In this study, the authors explore the impact of the study abroad experience, in general, and the impact of a curriculum intervention, in particular, on students' intercultural development, second language acquisition, and culture and language learning strategies of 86 study abroad participants from seven Minnesota colleges and universities. They…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Intervention, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies