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Subject: ESL study abroad
Question: I would like to know how an experience of Study Abroad (Erasmus, Private Schools,etc.) affects the learning of English as a Second Language, or of the language of the country where the student decides to go. Thank you, Elena
Reply: I agree with Professor Fischer’s take on the variability of such an experience, and on the boost that it means for the language in question. My children’s home languages are Portuguese and Swedish, and they were schooled almost exclusively in English. One of the children was on an Erasmus programme at a Portuguese university, where courses were run in Portuguese. This was the first (and only) time she had experience of *academic* Portuguese, and it certainly broadened and deepened her awareness of this language. Madalena
Reply From: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira      click here to access email
Date: 17-Jul-2012
Other Replies:
  1. Re: ESL study abroad    Susan Fischer     (17-Jul-2012)
  2. Re: ESL study abroad    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (18-Jul-2012)

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