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Llanes, Àngels; Tragant, Elsa; Serrano, Raquel – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The present study examines the effects that a 3-week study-abroad (SA) experience and a set of individual differences have on the foreign language (FL) development of a group of 64 Catalan/Spanish speakers, learners of English as an FL. Moreover, the present study attempts to account for the outcome differences between successful and less…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad
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Andria, Maria; Serrano, Raquel – Language Learning Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of first language thinking-for-speaking patterns on the acquisition of Greek as a second language (L2), as well as to determine whether proficiency level and stays in the target-language country have an effect on such influence. The participants (N = 50) were Spanish/Catalan learners of…
Descriptors: Greek, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Decision Making
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Montero, Lidia; Serrano, Raquel; Llanes, Àngels – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This study examines the effects of foreign language learning context (three-month study-abroad; versus "at-home" instruction) and age (10-11-year-old children versus university students) on the development of effective foreign language communication strategies (CS) in monologue production. Participants (N = 95) were all Spanish/Catalan…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Environment, Study Abroad, Teaching Methods
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Llanes, Àngels; Serrano, Raquel – Language Learning Journal, 2017
Given the growing importance of English as a lingua franca, this study examines which context (classroom instruction in the students' home country vs. studying abroad in an English-speaking country) better facilitates the acquisition of English by learners of different ages: children, adolescents and adults. Participants (N = 197) completed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Oral Language, Written Language