ERIC Number: ED390298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Language Learning within Academic Constraints.
Blue, George M.
This paper reports on a research project that examined nonnative Southampton University (England) students' attitudes to continued language learning and the importance of language learning and cultural adaptation. A survey was administered to pre-sessional and in-sessional students that included information on background, past and present language learning, life in the United Kingdom, and area of academic studies. Information from 92 completed questionnaires revealed that most respondents preferred to be surrounded by family; students were most conscious of improvement in everyday listening, followed by speaking in everyday contexts and listening for academic purposes; living in an English-speaking country greatly improved English language skills; and most subjects adapted quickly to academic studies in a foreign language, especially in comprehension of textbooks, journals, and lectures. It was generally found that these students wanted more contact with native speakers of English, especially social and academic contacts. (Contains 11 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: University of Southampton (England)
Note: In: CLE Working Papers 1; see FL 023 492.