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Residence Abroad, Social Networks and Second Language Learning

Venue: Avenue Campus, University of Southampton
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Event Date: 11/04/2013 - 12/04/2013

This conference arises from “LANGSNAP”, a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (research award number: RES-062-23-2996) , based at the University of Southampton from 2011-13, which has tracked a cohort of Anglophone students during residence abroad in France, Spain and Mexico, and studied their social integration and its consequences for their linguistic development in varying settings. The conference is intended for researchers on language learning/ multilingualism, program administrators, and educational professionals interested in residence/study abroad and interactions between social processes and language development.

The organisers invite proposals for papers and posters related to residence/study abroad, relevant to the two main strands of the event - language learning during residence abroad and the design and effective management of residence abroad programmes. Both research-oriented presentations, as well as informational presentations on innovative programmatic features of residence/study/ work experience abroad programs and support materials are welcome.

For submission guidelines and further information about the event, please visit the LLAS website.

Proposals should be submitted by the deadline 5th November 2012 to
University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
SCILT - Scotlands National centre for Languages