LINGUIST List 30.204

Mon Jan 14 2019

Books: International Students’ Challenges, Strategies and Future Vision: Hajar

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Date: 06-Dec-2018
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: International Students’ Challenges, Strategies and Future Vision: Hajar
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Title: International Students’ Challenges, Strategies and Future Vision
Subtitle: A Socio-Dynamic Perspective
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2018
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788922234

Author: Anas Hajar
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788922234 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788922234 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 109.95
Abstract:

Study abroad is now both an international industry and an experience that can have a deep impact on students’ linguistic, cultural and personal development. This book explores ‘the social turn’ in the fields of study abroad and language learning strategies. The longitudinal qualitative study reported in this volume investigates the international educational experiences of Arab university students from diverse countries (Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the United Arab Emirates) and represents one of the few empirical studies to capture an in-depth understanding of the study abroad experiences of newly-arrived international students in higher education. Particular attention is paid to their changing learning goals, underlying motivations and strategy uses during their attendance on both short and long academic programmes in a study abroad context. It also examines their past language learning experiences in their homelands retrospectively. Readers will gain a better understanding of international students’ study abroad experiences in terms of their expectations, aspirations, diverse difficulties and the strategies they deploy to deal with these difficulties.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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