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Date(s) - Oct 13, 2016 - Oct 14, 2016

Mykolo Romerio universitetas, Teises fakultetas

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‘Study Abroad Research: Lessons from the Present, Directions for the Future’

13-14 October

Mykolas Romeris University

Ateities str. 20, Vilnius

Room I-414 (Conference Hall)




Thursday, 13 October


12.30-1.30 Lunch (I-220 Professorium)


1.30-1.45: Welcome & Conference Opening


1.45-2.45: Key-note address


Celeste Kinginger, Pennsylvania State University

‘Four questions for the next generation of study abroad researchers’

2.45-4.15: Session 1

WG2: Linguistic and cognitive factors impacting language development (Maria Juan-Garau / Carmen Pérez-Vidal)


Àngels Llanes, Lleida University

‘The impact of a study abroad experience on L2 linguistic development: what we know and what we need to know’


Imma Miralpeix,1 Victoria Zaytseva2 & Carmen Pérez-Vidal,2 1University of Barcelona / 2Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

‘Is vocabulary a winner after study abroad? An examination of oral and written data from the SALA project’


4.15-4.30: Coffee (I-220 Professorium)


4.30-6.00: Session 2

WG4: Individual differences in study abroad outcomes (Rosamond Mitchell)



Kata Csizér, Eötvös University, Budapest

‘The Contact Hypothesis and its relevance to foreign language learning’



Noriko Iwasaki, SOAS, University of London

‘Individual differences in study abroad outcomes: what individual variables and what outcomes? An exploration of further variables to consider’



Friday, 14 October


9.30-11.00: Session 3

WG1: Methods and measures of input and second language development (Jonas Granfeldt / Marianne Gullberg)



Jan Hulstijn, University of Amsterdam

‘Sociolinguistic and cognitive aspects of language proficiency: The perspective of BLC Theory’



Rebekah Rast, The American University in Paris & CNRS (UMR 7023)

‘Measuring foreign language exposure and its effects on language development: applications for study abroad’


11.00-11.30: Coffee (I-220 Professorium)


11.30-1.00: Session 4

WG3: Integration and social networks in residence abroad (Henry Tyne)



Rosamond Mitchell, University of Southampton

‘Social networking and informal language learning: researching the link’

Fanny Forsberg Lundell, Stockholm University

‘Cultural migrants – a case of long-term residency abroad’


1.00-2.00: Lunch (I-220 Professorium)


2.00-3.30: Session 5

WG5: ‘Interculturality and diversities in stays abroad’ (Fred Dervin)



Adrian Holliday, Canterbury Christ Church University

‘Finding creative threads between what we bring and what we find – interculturality and creative engagement’



Tiina Räisänen, University of Jyväskylä

‘Stay abroad, identities and intercultural development. Insights from a longitudinal study on Finnish engineers’ trajectories of socialization into global working life’


3.30-4.00: Coffee (I-220 Professorium)



Individual Working Groups Mapping Exercise


WG1: Room I-409

WG2: Room I-414

WG3: Room I-417

WG4: Room I-416

WG5: Room I-310



Roundtable discussion with feedback on mapping exercise from WG Chairs

(Room I-414)


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