Enhancing Language Learning Abroad

Language learning abroad
Studying abroad is clearly beneficial for students in many ways, but for many study abroad goers, the primary reason for studying abroad is to learn a foreign language. The study abroad environment offers many opportunities for students to enhance their foreign language proficiency that are simply not available at home. The following is a list of ways students can maximize the study abroad environment in order to get the most linguistic experience out of their time abroad: Keep a word/p...
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Ten Lessons I’ve Learned while Teaching Abroad

This post is authored by Dr. Timothy Gupton, an Assistant Professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Georgia. He shares ten lessons that he has learned as a faculty member working with students abroad in Costa Rica. Did you ever have the chance to study abroad? Have you ever dreamed of it? More university students are studying abroad than ever today, and now more than ever, professors and teachers are going abroad with their students. Teaching on a study abroad program has as m...
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Greece: A Crucial Foundation for Study Abroad

  Without Greek studies there is no education. - Leo Tolstoy If you are looking for the essential primer for study abroad curriculum, you must begin at the beginning of Western civilization. Would you like to inspire your students, please your administrators and enjoy educational travel? Whatever your field of study you can trace its roots to the foundation of Western culture: ancient Greece. If you follow this subject as I do, you will encounter an infinite number of articles that...
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Study Abroad Capstone links Integrative Learning and Undergraduate Learning Goals

Beginning in Fall 2013, Study Abroad at Eastern Illinois University will be linked to our university-wide integrative learning mission and the four undergraduate learning goals of the institution, and will be fully integrated into our general education curriculum. We are doing this by giving students the option of taking the following one-credit capstone course (prerequisite: successful completion of an approved study abroad program and 75 hours) en lieu of the otherwise required Senior Semi...
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