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Title: Examining the role of learning context and individual differences on gains in L2 writing performance: the case of teenagers on an intensive study abroad program
Author: Llanes Baró, Àngels
Tragant Mestres, Elsa
Serrano Serrano, Raquel
Keywords: Ensenyament de llengües
Adquisició d'una segona llengua
Language teaching
Second language acquisition
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: 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 successful FL learners. Results suggest that short SA experiences are beneficial for the FL development, that certain individual differences such as motivation and FL use in free time (among others) play a role, and that the successful and less successful learners' SA experience differed in several aspects that could explain the differences in their outcome.
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It is part of: The Language Learning Journal, 2018, vol. 46, num. 2, p. 201-216
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ISSN: 0957-1736
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Llengües i Literatures Modernes i Estudis Anglesos)

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