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Erasmus students using English as a "lingua franca": does study abroad in a non-English-speaking country improve L2 English?

Author
Llanes, A.; Arno, E.; Mancho, G.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Language learning journal
Date of publication
2016-07-26
Volume
44
Number
3
First page
292
Last page
303
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2016.1198099 Open in new window
Project funding
Grup d'Investigació Consolidat 'Cercle de Lingüística Aplicada'
Interculturalidad, ciudadanía europea e inglés como lingua franca: entre las políticas y las prácticas en los programas de movilidad internacional universitaria
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/102110 Open in new window
https://www.sparrho.com/item/erasmus-students-using-english-as-a-lingua-franca-does-study-abroad-in-a-non-english-speaking-country-improve-l2-english/963a08/ Open in new window
URL
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09571736.2016.1198099 Open in new window
Abstract
There is a lack of research on the impact of study abroad (SA) on the development of L2 English when students study in non-anglophone countries. The aim of the present study is to fill this gap by examining 39 Catalan/Spanish students who, as part of an Erasmus exchange, spent a term at universities in non-English-speaking European countries. In this context, English was used as the vehicular language for their studies and in their daily extracurricular activities when interacting with other stu...
Citation
Llanes, A., Arno, E., Mancho, G. Erasmus students using English as a "lingua franca": does study abroad in a non-English-speaking country improve L2 English?. "The Language Learning Journal", 26 Juliol 2016, vol. 44, núm. 3, p. 292-303.
Keywords
English as a lingua franca, Learning context, Non-English speaking country, Study abroad, Writing skills

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