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ERIC Number: EJ1014404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
The Value of Short-Term Study Abroad: An Increase in Students' Cultural and Pragmatic Competency
Reynolds-Case, Anne
Foreign Language Annals, v46 n2 p311-322 Jun 2013
The effect of studying abroad on students' language production has been extensively researched. However, a question that has not been addressed is whether study abroad programs lasting six weeks or less offer sufficient time and contact for students to demonstrate measurable development in their command of the language. The current investigation reveals the effects of a short-term study abroad program in Spain on students' recognition, comprehension, and production of region-specific linguistic forms. In this study, pre- and post-program survey data as well as observational data were gathered from a group of students during a four-week study abroad program in an effort to access their exposure to, and use of, the vosotros form. (Contains 6 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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