Second Language Study Abroad

Programming, Pedagogy, and Participant Engagement

  • John L. Plews
  • Kim Misfeldt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Curriculum and Design

  3. Pedagogical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. John L. Plews, Kim Misfeldt, Feisal Kirumira
      Pages 125-163
  4. Participant Experiences and Engagement

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 403-414

About this book


This edited volume explores studying second languages abroad by critically and constructively reviewing established programming, providing theoretical and research-informed support for pedagogical and curriculum interventions, and analysing participant experiences. Over 12 chapters the contributors examine key issues including teaching approaches, learning activities, and relationships in the target language and culture. This book is most distinct in its attempt to promote diversity in approaches and experiences while drawing the common thread of learner- and learning-centredness through each chapter. The contributing authors represent a wide range of academies and discuss study abroad programs and participants in diverse cultural and geographic regions. The book’s international scope will acquaint educators and researchers with a broad variety of practices, stimulate comparison across contexts, and promote innovation.


language teaching second language (L2) study abroad (SA) multilingualism bilingualism intercultural communiation pedagogy curriculum study abroad programming programme assessment experiential learning course development drama pedagogy task-based language teaching Community service learning student engagement ERASMUS IEREST

Editors and affiliations

  • John L. Plews
    • 1
  • Kim Misfeldt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Modern Languages & ClassicsSaint Mary’s UniversityHalifax, NSCanada
  2. 2.Fine Arts and HumanitiesAugustana Campus, University of AlbertaCamrose, ABCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77133-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77134-2
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