ERIC Number: EJ319998
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
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Effects of Informal Contact on Classroom Learners' L2 Proficiency: A Review of Five Studies.
Spada, Nina M.
TESL Canada Journal, v2 n2 p51-62 Mar 1985
Discusses the findings of five studies which investigated the effects of informal contact on classroom learners' second language abilities. These findings are discussed in terms of six factors which might have contributed to the finding in four of the five studies that informal contact did not lead to increased proficiency. (SED)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational Environment, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Performance Factors, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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