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The Resource Arabic study abroad : an exploratory study of connections between journal writing and language gains, by Kendon Kurzer

Arabic study abroad : an exploratory study of connections between journal writing and language gains, by Kendon Kurzer

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Arabic study abroad : an exploratory study of connections between journal writing and language gains
Title
Arabic study abroad
Title remainder
an exploratory study of connections between journal writing and language gains
Statement of responsibility
by Kendon Kurzer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis explores connections between language gains and instances of positive and negative responses as recorded in pseudo-dialogue journals kept by second language learners of Arabic participating in a study abroad (SA) program to Jordan. Journals from seven of forty-four total participants were analyzed for this project: those of the four students who showed the most proficiency gains over the course of the program as determined by pre- and post-study abroad program Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) scores, and those of the three students who showed no proficiency gains between their pre- and post-program OPI scores. Trends noted included the spread of the instances of negative responses over the course of the program, as journals of low scoring students showed significant numbers of negative attitudes later on in the program, while the journals of the top student did not. Also, a -.86 correlation between the average hours speaking with natives per day and instances of negative reactions per 100 total journal words was found, along with differences between the journals of the high- and low- gainers regarding first language (L1) islands--students interacting primarily with fellow SA students and thus using the L1--and general introspection
Cataloging source
UPB
Dissertation note
Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University, 2011.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Arabic study abroad : an exploratory study of connections between journal writing and language gains, by Kendon Kurzer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-37)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
v, 37 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853490023
Label
Arabic study abroad : an exploratory study of connections between journal writing and language gains, by Kendon Kurzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-37)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
v, 37 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853490023

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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