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Grey, Sarah; Cox, Jessica G.; Serafini, Ellen J.; Sanz, Cristina – Modern Language Journal, 2015
While research suggests that study abroad (SA) benefits second language (L2) oral fluency, its benefits for other domains are less clear, especially for shorterterm programs, which are becoming more common. Additionally, studies investigating the relationship between cognitive capacity and benefits of SA report inconsistent patterns. In light of…
Descriptors: Role, Individual Differences, Study Abroad, English
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Bernaus, Merce; Moore, Emilee; Azevedo, Adriana Cordeiro – Modern Language Journal, 2007
This study explored the affective factors influencing students' learning of Catalan across different year levels in a multilingual school community in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). Questionnaires were distributed to 176 students, from 12 to 17 years of age, registered in a public secondary school, the majority of whom were not born in Catalonia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Affective Measures, Official Languages
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Liskin-Gasparro, Judith E. – Modern Language Journal, 1996
Analyzes the narrative, descriptive, and evaluative structures of one person's two stories, drawn from oral proficiency interviews, about the same event told at the intermediate high and advanced levels on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale. The discourse analysis revealed that the second story builds upon the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Context Effect, Discourse Analysis