ERIC Number: EJ1049769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Profiling Language and Culture Strategy Use Patterns of ESL Student Teachers in Study Abroad by Using Self-Reported Data
Ma, Anne; Wong, Ruth M. H.; Lam, Wendy Y. K.
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v23 n1 p107-131 2015
This paper addresses a niche in studies on immersion programmes for English as second language learners. While studies on the impact of the experience of studying abroad are replete with reports about the enhancement of participants' language proficiency or intercultural skills, the present study investigates the types of language and culture strategies used by a group of student teachers on an overseas immersion programme by coding their interview responses and documenting the types of strategies reported. It also traces changes in the participants' perceptions of their strategy use before, during and after studying abroad. The findings show that while participants reported using speaking strategies and listening strategies much more than other language strategies, only a narrow range of both strategy groups are reported. Similar findings are found in their use of culture strategies. Different changes in strategy use before, during and after the immersion are reported. The paper interprets the findings. Both short-term and long-term pedagogic implications for strategy development on study-abroad programmes are proposed.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Student Teachers, Language Teachers, Study Abroad, Cultural Influences, Language Usage, Immersion Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Coding, Language Proficiency, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Competencies, Listening Skills, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Qualitative Research, Learning Strategies, Program Effectiveness, Communication Skills, Attitude Measures, Attitude Change
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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