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Date(s) - Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

Faculty of Economics, Cvite Fiskovića 5, Split

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Working Group 4, Individual Differences in Study Abroad Outcomes

Outline programme

Thursday 21 September

0915-1230       [Management Committee meeting: MC MEMBERS ONLY]

1230-1330       LUNCH

1330-1340       Welcome to WG4 workshop

1340-1440       Opening plenary talk: Prof Judit Kormos, University of Lancaster “No pain, no gain: Individual differences in the benefits of study abroad”

1440-1520       Ana Beaven & Claudia Borghetti, University of Bologna: “An exploration of intercultural and second language identity development in a study abroad context”

1520-1540       BREAK

1540-1620       June Eyckmans, University of Ghent: “SALSA: A Study Abroad Language Support App”

1620-1650       Cristina Cojocaru, West University of Timișoara: “Zoom in on Erasmus mobilities: developing (new) language skills – the case of West University of Timișoara”

1650-1720       Katarzyna Ożańska-Ponikwia, University of Bielsko-Biala: “Self-perceived L2 proficiency from the immigrant and non-immigrant perspective”

1720-1800       REVIEW OF DAY 1 / INITIAL RESEARCH IDEAS (Discussant)


Friday 22 September

0900-0940       James Wilby, University of Lancaster: “Motivation and self-regulatory strategy use of students during a pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course”

0940-1010       Noriko Iwasaki, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London: “Motivation as L2 selves illustrated in language portraits: a case study of three British study abroad students in Japan”

1010-1110       Josep Maria Cots, Patricia Jiménez-Cortiella & Sònia Mas-Alcolea, University of Lleida: “Individual differences in emotional well-being in study abroad: a discourse-analytical approach”

1110-1130       BREAK

1130-1200       Clare Wright, University of Leeds: “Expectations of interactional success during Study Abroad in ab-initio learners – is there a relationship between language choice, cognitive and affective factors?”

1200-1230       Klara Arvidsson & Fanny Forsberg Lundell, University of Stockholm: “Social networks, language engagement and the development of four learners’ idiomatic competence in spoken L2: a longitudinal case study”

1230-1300       Ros Mitchell, University of Southampton: “Personality and L2 identity of “high gain” study abroad students”

1300-1400       LUNCH

1400-1700       RESEARCH PLANNING (in small themed groups, to include a flexible break)

1700-1800       CLOSING REVIEW



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