ERIC Number: ED476241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Maximizing Study Abroad: A Students' Guide to Strategies for Language and Culture Learning and Use.
Paige, R. Michael; Cohen, Andrew D.; Kappler, Barbara; Chi, Julie C.; Lassegard, James P.
This guide provides specific strategies for improving language and culture learning prior to spending time abroad. It begins with three surveys to help people recognize how they currently learn languages and culture. Section 1, "Culture-Learning Strategies," offers a pre-departure unit: "You as a Culturally Diverse Person"; "Understanding the Ways Cultures Can Differ in Values"; and "Understanding Yourself as a Member of a Culture or Cultures." It also includes an in-country unit: "Strategies for Social Relations--Interacting with Hosts"; "Adjusting"; "Strategies for Developing Intercultural Competence"; "Strategies for Making Cultural Inferences"; "Strategies for Keeping a Journal"; "Strategies for Intercultural Communication"; "Nonverbal Communication"; and "Preparing to Return Home." This section concludes with a post-study-abroad unit: "Continue the Learning." Section 2, "Language-Learning Strategies," includes chapters on "Listening"; "Learning Vocabulary"; "Speaking to Communicate"; "Reading for Comprehension"; "Writing"; and "Translation Strategies." (Sections contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Learning Strategies, Listening Skills, Nonverbal Communication, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Speech Communication, Study Abroad, Translation, Writing Skills
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota, 619 Heller Hall, 271-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.
Note: Funding provided through the Language Resource Centers Program.