Journal article

The impact of studying in a second language (L2) medium university on the development of L2 writing

Neomy Storch

JOURNAL OF SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

The number of international ESL students completing their degree programs in Australia has risen dramatically in the past decade. One factor that may be motivating students to undertake tertiary studies in Australia is the expectation that this form of immersion will lead to improved English language skills. However, existing research, such as research on the impact of study abroad programs on learners' L2 skills, has produced mixed findings. Furthermore, most of this research has tended to focus on progress in L2 speaking skills. To date there has been very little research on the impact of living and studying in the L2 environment on learners' L2 writing development. This paper reports on a..

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