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The University of Southampton

Residence Abroad, Social Networks and Second Language Learning Event

Modern Languages and Linguistics
11 - 12 April 2013
University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

Event details

A conference hosted by the Centre for Applied Language Research.

Study/ residence abroad is a major and growing feature of higher education today, with an estimated 3.7million students participating annually. The European Union has set a target of 20 per cent of students undertaking some form of study/residence abroad, and some countries are already surpassing this level.

Study/ residence abroad can be a life-changing experience for participants, leading to academic, cultural, intercultural, linguistic, personal and professional gains (BA-UCML, 2012). At the same time, in the UK some student groups remain reluctant to participate, and those who do participate benefit from the experience to varying degrees.  The design of programmes and support systems for students abroad can significantly affect their experience and the benefit they derive from it.

For further information please visit the LLAS event pages.

Speaker information

Jim Coleman,Open University,Professor of Language Learning and Teaching

Celeste Kinginger,Pennsylvania State University, USA,Professor of Applied Linguistics and French

Ulrich Teichler,University of Kassel, Germany

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