Richard C. Williamson (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Assistant Professor of French and Director of the Junior Year Abroad Program at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.
Taking Advantage of the Study-Abroad Program: Before and After
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1978 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 87–91, February 1978
How to Cite
Williamson, R. C. (1978), Taking Advantage of the Study-Abroad Program: Before and After. Foreign Language Annals, 11: 87–91. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1978.tb00016.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT The study-abroad trip can contribute vitally to the success of a foreign language program, providing strong motivation for students, cultural awareness for parents and the community, and increased visibility for the foreign language department. By taking advantage of the enthusiasm and excitement generated by a study-abroad program, teachers are able to develop greater cultural understanding in their students and stimulate foreign language learning; a study-abroad program may be the essential element in the promotion of foreign language study.