CAL Presentation

Promoting Oral Proficiency Gain in Study Abroad: A Three-year Study

August 10 – 15, 2014


Presented at: AILA 2014
August 10 – 15, 2014 | Brisbane, Australia

It is widely assumed that living in a homestay is the most beneficial context for language learning during study abroad. However, research has found quite mixed results. This paper presents quantitative and qualitative results of an intervention to promote interaction in the homestay to maximize language gains.