Study Abroad and Second Language Use

Study Abroad and Second Language Use

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Language plays an essential role in how we portray our personalities. Through social interaction, others develop a picture of us based on our linguistic cues. However, when we interact in a foreign language and in a new country, limitations in linguistic and cultural knowledge can make self-presentation a more difficult task. This book explores the problems faced by language students embarking on 'study abroad' programmes, spending time in a foreign country and having to interact - and express their personalities - in a second language. Drawing on her extensive work with students, Valerie Pellegrino Aveni explores the factors that complicate self-presentation and the strategies students use for overcoming these, looking in particular at issues of anxiety, control, age, gender, risk-taking and self-esteem. Offering rich insights into the study abroad experience, this book will be an invaluable resource for professionals in second language acquisition, and for teachers and students preparing for study abroad.Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc. Andersen. Susan M.. Inga Reznik, and Serena Chen. ... Washington, DC: National Foreign Language Center. 1995. aquot;On the Value of Formal Instructionanbsp;...

Title:Study Abroad and Second Language Use
Author:Valerie A. Pellegrino Aveni
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-03-10


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