Papers

Clare Wright, Kazuki Morimoto, and Ruba Khamam This special issue of the Language Scholar showcases work arising from the second Year Abroad Conference, held in Leeds in September 2019. The newly created Year Abroad Conference series, first held in Newcastle in 2018, is a unique platform for academics and professional...

Neil Allison University of Glasgow ABSTRACT English for Academic purposes (EAP) is increasingly being influenced by theories of literacy and reading to learn, with the EAP practitioner training students in reading skills and strategies that incorporate engagement with disciplinary specifics.  However, little is known about EAP practitioners’ and EAP students’...

Anne-Charlotte Husson School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University Damien Hall School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University  ABSTRACT In this article, after a brief discussion of the changing landscape around student mental health in universities, and the particular challenges that may be posed by a Year Abroad for language and cultural...

Fumiko Narumi-Munro Japanese Studies, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh Mihoko Pooley Japanese Studies, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh ABSTRACT This paper describes and evaluates a novel approach to peer support within the context of a compulsory year abroad for students of Japanese...

Hanh Pho School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK ABSTRACT  This study explores struggles that international students encounter in the early-sojourn stage when studying master’s programmes in the UK. The study is important since it is one of the few studies in the cross-cultural...

Takako Amano Department of Japanese Studies, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire, UK ABSTRACT This study identifies students’ mental health issues that are unique to the year/study/period[1] abroad programme to start and it draws attention to the interchangeably used terms that refer to mental health...

Dr. Clare Wright Linguistics and Phonetics, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds Dr. Ying Peng East Asian Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds ABSTRACT This study follows up on previous work on UK-based student expectations of Study Abroad (SA) experiences in China (Peng...

Dr Martin Ward School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds Dr Mika Takewa School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds ABSTRACT Factors contributing to student motivation for studying Japanese have in recent times received significant attention amongst HE institutions in the UK teaching Japanese. This study...