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Freed, Barbara F. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Provides an overview of current literature that explores the growth of language proficiency among students who have spent time abroad and includes a descriptive linguistic profile of students who have studied abroad. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Profiles
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Regan, Vera – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Focuses on the acquisition of sociolinguistic competence by second language learners during a period of study abroad. Various aspects of sociolinguistic competence are discussed and some of the principal factors that affect it are described. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Individual Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Language Proficiency
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Pellegrino, Valerie A. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Provides an overview of research over the last 35 years concerning study abroad participants' perceptions of language and language learning, the role of the language classroom, influence of the social environment, and the study abroad experience. The impact of students' performance on the language learning process and the value of student…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Language Research, Learning Processes, Second Language Learning
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Wilkinson, Sharon – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Investigates the study abroad experience of two students in a summer program in France to see what kind of interactions influenced their learning. Results show that while homestays played a clear role in learning, other factors such as the nature of the pre-departure preparation meetings, absence of an on-site director, and prior cross-cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Interaction
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Kline, Rebecca R. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Comments on the de facto agenda for study abroad research; reviews literature on reading and study abroad; argues for a "social practices" view of foreign language literacy; and presents findings from an illustrative project in which a qualitative approach framed exploration of study abroad literacy as social practice. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Ethnography, Family Environment, Foreign Countries, French
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Coleman, James A. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Focuses on the background and rapidly growing literature on intercultural exchanges within the European perspective. Describes how study abroad or residence abroad is understood in the European context. Highlights features from current practice, with particular focus on the United Kingdom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Second Language Learning, Study Abroad
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Stephenson, Skye – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1999
Provides insights into the views of the "other" in study abroad and how students affect a local culture and are in turn affected by it. Explores the effect that the study abroad experience of students in Santiago, Chile had upon three distinct groups' cultural perceptions and personal values. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Engle, John; Engle, Lilli – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1999
Describes a French practicum course developed as part of the curriculum of the American University Center in Aix-en-Provence, France. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education
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Ireland, Colin – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1999
Examines an early form of study abroad and reveals that the issues that were at work within the study abroad experience of the seventh century, including the challenge of cultural integration, are similar to ones facing international educators today. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Educational History, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange
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Hameister, Brenda; Mathews, Peter; Hosley, Nathaniel; Groff, Margo Coffin – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1999
Outlines five concepts that are important when seeking to include students with disabilities in study abroad--individualization, barriers and accommodations, disability spread, inclusion, and collaboration. Addresses frequently-asked questions about disability issues and presents two vignettes of students with disabilities interested ins study…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, International Education
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Gillespie, Joan; Braskamp, Larry; Braskamp, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1999
Describes development of the IES Model Assessment Practice (MAP), a set of detailed criteria to use in evaluating IES study abroad programs and discusses how IES is beginning to implement MAP. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Models, Program Evaluation
Segalowitz, Norman; Freed, Barbara; Collentine, Joe; Lafford, Barbara; Lazar, Nicole; Diaz-Campos, Manuel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
In this paper, the authors report the results of a study that compared differences in the linguistic gains made by native English-speaking students from the United States who were studying Spanish in one of two different contexts of learning. One was a regular university classroom situation in Colorado; the other was a study abroad program in…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Learning Readiness, Second Languages, Second Language Learning
Kinginger, Celeste; Farrell, Kathleen – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
In this paper, the authors explore a methodology for assessing learners' meta-pragmatic awareness of variation in French language use. "Meta-pragmatic awareness" is defined as knowledge of the social meaning of variable second language forms and awareness of the ways in which these forms mark different aspects of social contexts, and is therefore…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Research Methodology, Second Language Learning, French
Mendelson, Vija G. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
In this article, the author discusses the necessity of challenging the widely-held belief that students inevitably make second language progress through studying abroad. Through administering a series of pre- and post-tests, quantitative and qualitative, to students enrolled in three different programs of varying lengths in Spain, the author…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Correlation
Sutton, Richard C.; Rubin, Donald L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
Higher education in general and study abroad programming in particular are hardly strangers to stringent demands for accountability. What is new to higher education and to study abroad is the demand for accountability in terms of measurable student learning outcomes. This article is a first report from a system-wide initiative to document learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education
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