1 Department of Language and Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Knowledge Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 English teaching group, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 University of Aarhus5 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University6 Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm7 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
One point investigated in our research project on the linguistic experiences of exchange students in Denmark and Sweden is the reasons students have for coming on exchange. Traditionally, an important goal of student exchange was to acquire improved language skills usually in the language spoken in the host country. To what extent is this true when students plan to study in English in a non-English speaking country? Do they hope and expect to improve their English skills, their knowledge of the local language, both, or neither? to what extent are these expectations fulfilled? Results form the project will be presented.
udvekslingsstuderende; motiver; engelsk sprogfærdighed; Skandinavien; exchange students; motives; English language skills; Scandinavia