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American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Annual Conference

Grand Hyatt Washington
July 6 - 9, 2011
Washington, DC

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Promoting Oral Proficiency Gain in Spanish-Speaking Study Abroad Homestay Placements (poster session)
This poster describes the methodology and preliminary results of a study investigating the effects of structured training designed to optimize oral proficiency gain in study abroad homestay placements. Host families of students in semester-long programs in Peru and Chile (N=17) were trained in strategies to increase meaningful conversational exchange. Quantitative and qualitative analyses are used to examine student language gains as compared with a control group whose families do not receive such training (N=11).

Presenters: Anne Donovan, Francesca Di Silvio


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