1 Department of Language and Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 English teaching group, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Knowledge Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University5 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
The case of non-language exchange students in Scandinavia
One aim of the ERASMUS program is the furthering of multilingualism in Europe. This paper examines under what conditions the aim is achieved in the case of non-language exchange students coming to Scandinavia. The paper draws on a longitudinal study involving interviews with, and tests done by, 240 exchange students during their study-abroad period. The paper relates successful cases to factors such as motivation, interaction and institutional language policies.
flersprogethed; udvekslingsstuderende; Skandinavien; ERASMUS; studieophold i udlandet; motiver; sprogpolitik; interaktion; multilingualism; exchange students; Scandinavia; study abroad; motivation; language policy; interaction
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AILA 2008. The 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics. Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities