Category: Assessment and Evaluation in International Education

Language Learning at Home and Abroad: A Comparative Study

Thursday, Jun 1
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Table 12

This poster outlines a 3-year study comparing semester-long intermediate and advanced French language progress domestically with study abroad utilizing ACTFL written and oral testing.

Heidi MARIE. Soneson

Program Director
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Learning Abroad Center
Minneapolis, MN

Heidi Soneson is program director of the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota, a position held since 1991. She manages study abroad programs in France, Senegal, and Morocco and assists with research projects abroad.. Soneson served chair of the NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Committee and chair of the NAFSA Education Abroad Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee. Soneson is published and has presented on a variety of study abroad topics, including study abroad for students with disabilities, visa regulations for U.S. students, ethical visa advising guidelines, GLBT concerns, and strategies for raising the visibility of study abroad offices on U .S. campuses.

Francoise Defrecheux Chaton