Social and Cultural Aspects of Language Learning in Study Abroad

Social and Cultural Aspects of Language Learning in Study Abroad

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The papers in this volume offer a sampling of contemporary efforts to update the portrayal of study abroad in the applied linguistics literature through attention to its social and cultural aspects. The volume illustrates diversification of theory and method, refinement of approaches to social interactive language use, and expansion in the range of populations and languages under scrutiny. Part I offers a topical orientation, outlining the rationale for the project. Part II presents six qualitative case studies adopting sociocultural, activity theoretical, postructuralist, or discourse analytic methodologies. The four chapters in Part III illustrate a variety of approaches and foci in research on the pragmatic capabilities of study abroad participants in relation to second language identities. The volume will be of interest to a broad audience of applied linguistics researchers, language educators, and professionals engaged in the design, oversight, and assessment of study abroad programs.The following year, facing a difficult job market at home and desiring to combine a€œ us[ing] my language skills, writing, and ... 5.2 Rebecca 5.2.1 Pre-study abroad After six years of French in middle and high school, Rebecca initially decided to ... She further stated in her SA application essay a€œ[O] ne of my main ideas is to teach.

Title:Social and Cultural Aspects of Language Learning in Study Abroad
Author: Celeste Kinginger
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2013-07-31

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