L2 Learning During Study Abroad

The Creation of Affinity Spaces

  • Yoshifumi¬†Fukada

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yoshifumi Fukada
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 99-100

About this book


This book presents three case studies that examine how English language students construct affinity spaces to secure target language-mediated socializing opportunities with local people in both academic and non-academic contexts. The studies were conducted in Hawaii, the U.S and Tokyo, Japan and focus on the Japanese author of this book, an English as second language (ESL) speaker and learner, during his sabbatical in Hawaii; on a Japanese international student who studied in Hawaii; and on a Chinese international student studying in Japan. The studies hold a variety of implications for classroom practice, including helping students recognize the value of cultural and social capital in relation to their linguistic skills.


Studying abroad situated learning TL-mediated socializing affinity space trans-bordering cultural capital target language skills socializing with locals English as a second language international students language learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Yoshifumi¬†Fukada
    • 1
  1. 1.Meisei UniversityTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7545-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7546-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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