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The research question addressed choices of international students at a boarding school in Switzerland to speak English or French in the community. Despite the fact that students were living in a French-speaking environment, they often chose to speak English in town instead of French. The literature review looks at various studies on motivation for study-abroad students and focuses on Gardner's socio-educational model (1985) and Schumann's acculturation model (1986). The author concludes that students aren't speaking French because of a) the lack of desire to be part of the community, despite positive views about Switzerland and Swiss people, b) the international, multilingual nature of the town and c) not knowing French well enough or having French classes that taught students the language necessary for daily tasks.
Montgomery, Kristin K, "Motivations of international students at an English-medium boarding school in Switzerland to speak French or English" (2013). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 515.