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Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, v3 n4 p505-522 2013

The present case study investigated university students' academic and linguistic gains during a semester-long exchange program abroad. Thirty three third-year English majors from a Chinese university answered a battery of questionnaires and 13 of them participated in semi-structured interviews both prior to and after the program. Analyses of the data showed that the participants gained greatly from the exchange program both academically and linguistically. Based on the findings, some implications about exchange programs are discussed.

Descriptors: Case Studies, Study Abroad, College Students, English (Second Language), Majors (Students), Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis

Adam Mickiewicz University Department of English Studies. Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Ul. Nowy Swiat 28-30, 62-800 Kailsz, Poland. e-mail: ssllt[at]amu.edu.pll; Web site: http://ssllt.amu.edu.pl/





Author: Cai, Wei; Li, Xiangrong; Liu, Meihua

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=233&id=EJ1135809







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