Study abroad is often seen as a crucial dimension of language learning - developing communicative proficiency, language awareness, and intercultural competence. The author provides an overview and assessment of research on language learning in study abroad settings, reviewing the advantages and constraints of perspectives adopted in this research.
Celeste Kinginger is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, where she is involved in the education of language learners, teachers, and researchers. Her research includes projects on Internet-mediated intercultural language learning, second-language pragmatics, and study abroad.
List of Tables Acknowledgements Situating Language Learning in Study Abroad Measuring Language Acquisition Domains of Communicative Competence Communicative Settings for Language Learning Language Socialization and Identity Interpreting Research on Language Learning in Study Abroad Notes References Index