Perception of L2 Fluency in Study Abroad Context
Ullakonoja, Riikka. 2008. Perception of L2 Fluency in Study Abroad Context. Academic Exchange Quarterly, Fall 2008 (12) 3, 62-66
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This article discusses the results of and on-going study investigating twelve Finnish university students' fluency in three Russian L2 reading aloud tasks administrered before, during and after their period of study abroad. Here, we discuss the students' self-evaluated fluency and their responses to questions concerning the development of their pronunciation skills, comparing these with the fluency ratings given to them by Finnish teachers of Russian.