Research on learning during study abroad has become a vibrant area within the field of second language acquisition. However, relatively few studies have been published on the outcomes of language and culture learning during study abroad in German-speaking countries. This article (1) critically reviews research on study abroad effects in US and other English-speaking learners of German, and (2) ... [Show full abstract] identifies open questions and issues in need of further research. It is hoped that the review will spur more research in this area which in turn may help study abroad program administrators set realistic learning objectives and create optimal learning conditions for their study abroad program participants.
Note. Author Posting. © 2008 American Association of Teachers of German. This is the author's version of a prepublication version of the work. It is posted here by permission of the copyright holder for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 47:2, 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tger.10166.