Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Diane Larsen-Freeman


A diary study researching an individual language learning experience.

The author approaches the study with a discussion of his language learning and teaching background, motivation to study again, and choice of school. using the diary kept during the four' weeks of study, the assessment analyzes the elements which affected his learning: the homestay, the teachers, the curriculum taught and the methods used to teach it, and the author as a personality.

In the conclusion the author compares the one-on-one learning situation to a class situation stating his preference for the class. He also includes reflections on the diary study as a method of research.


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