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Research project

Social Networks, Target Language Interaction and Second Language Acquisition During the Year Abroad: A Longitudinal Study


Lead researcher

Emeritus Professor Rosamond Mitchell FAcSS

Research interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Language in education
  • Student mobility and study abroad
Other researchers

Ms Laurence Richard

Principal Teaching Fellow

Dr Patricia Romero De Mills

Principal Teaching Fellow

Research interests

  • My main research interests are centred on pedagogical and philosophical issues concerning teaching and learning in higher education. I am particularly committed to identify and apply effective teaching and learning techniques to integrate creativity, criticality and self-reflection into the Modern Languages and Linguistics curriculum. Likewise, my research into the contribution of a compulsory period of residence abroad to our languages degrees has opened invaluable opportunities for me to observe the development of undergraduate students as language specialists and critical beings. This area has also inspired me to pay special attention to the impact of mental health challenges on students' learning experiences and academic performance. 

Research outputs

Nicole Tracy-Ventura,
& Amanda Huensch
, 2020 , The Modern Language Journal , 104 (2) , 327--344
Type: article
Kevin McManus,
& Nicole Tracy-Ventura
, 2020 , Applied Linguistics , 42 (1) , 136--163
Type: article
Nicole Tracy-Ventura,
& Kevin McManus
, 2017
Type: book
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