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Sert, Olcay; Amri, Marwa – Modern Language Journal, 2021
The use of films as teaching and learning materials can provide a variety of opportunities for interaction in second language classrooms. Research on the usage of films in language-learning tasks to provide opportunities for learning and interaction, however, is scarce. Drawing on a database of video-recorded interactions in an upper-secondary…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Mass Media Use, Films, Second Language Learning
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Engman, Mel M.; Hermes, Mary – Modern Language Journal, 2021
Ecological approaches to language learning and materials use represent educational settings as complex and dynamic systems by applying relational perspectives from the natural world in the classroom. For young bilingual Ojibwe learners, the natural world (i.e., local, rural, and reservation land) is a significant language learning resource unto…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Hasegawa, Atsushi – Modern Language Journal, 2021
In order to conceptualize materials used in pair-work activities from a sociomaterialist perspective, this study examined the moment-by-moment unfolding of 67 pair-work interactions in beginner-level Japanese-as-a-foreign-language classrooms. The types of pair-work materials used in the focal classrooms--either textbook or teacher-designed…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Japanese, Cooperative Learning, Textbooks
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Guerrettaz, Anne Marie – Modern Language Journal, 2021
Materials use is a critical yet poorly understood dynamic of language classrooms. This study examines 'materials-in-action,' meaning how materials shape classroom interaction and activity, in a beginning-level French-as-a-foreign-language classroom. The conceptual framework, 'pedagogical ergonomics,' similarly centers on materials-in-action, and…
Descriptors: French, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Thorne, Steven L.; Hellermann, John; Jakonen, Teppo – Modern Language Journal, 2021
Integrating concepts and techniques from ethnomethodology and sociomaterialism, this article investigates the observable material processes involving human action and place-based contexts of language use enabled by locative media. The focal pedagogical intervention utilized mobile augmented reality (AR) activities, the development of which was…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Video Technology, Place Based Education
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Harwood, Nigel – Modern Language Journal, 2021
The rationale behind this special issue is to underscore the importance of studying instructional materials in context--that is, how materials and textbooks are used by teachers and learners. Research on teaching materials needs to reach beyond traditional 'armchair' analyses and evaluations to appreciate the place of instructional materials in…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Kim, Miso; Canagarajah, Suresh – Modern Language Journal, 2021
South Korean job seekers face pressure to produce high scores on standardized English tests, which leads to the prominence of test-oriented pedagogy. Though recent scholarship illustrates how materials reflect the values of society and how these are negotiated in classrooms it has mainly analyzed preexisting published books, leaving the potential…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials
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Graves, Kathleen – Modern Language Journal, 2021
This study examines students' self-initiated use of smartphones in multilingual writing classrooms in English-language programs at a U.S. university. Responding to calls for empirical research on materials use in second-language (L2) classrooms, researchers have focused on the roles of language learning and teaching materials in various L2…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Watzinger-Tharp, Johanna; Tharp, Douglas S.; Rubio, Fernando – Modern Language Journal, 2021
Dual language immersion (DLI) as an alternative model to monolingual English-medium education has continued to expand rapidly over the past decade. As this model continues to grow across the United States, stakeholders look to research to demonstrate sustainability and scalability of dual language programs. Drawing on 224 schools, the statewide…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, French, Spanish, Language Proficiency
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Loewen, Shawn; Hui, Bronson – Modern Language Journal, 2021
This commentary discusses the issue of small samples in instructed second language acquisition research. We discuss the current state of affairs, and consider the disadvantages of small samples. We also explore other considerations regarding sample size, such as research ethics and ecological validity. We present a range of recommendations for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sample Size, Language Research
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Quan, Tracy; Menard-Warwick, Julia – Modern Language Journal, 2021
How multilinguals reflect on and interpret their experiences abroad as they acquire an additional language has been undertheorized in study abroad research. Multilinguals navigate multiple identities, cross linguistic and social boundaries, and employ an array of resources to make meaning--that is, they engage in translingual practice. This…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Study Abroad, Spanish, Educational Experience
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Nicklin, Christopher; Vitta, Joseph P. – Modern Language Journal, 2021
The present study involved the analysis of 81 second language instructed vocabulary acquisition (L2 IVA) studies over 2 phases. In Phase I, we categorized and coded the effect sizes of the studies. Observing that the basic between- and within-subject design dichotomy lacked the sensitivity to capture the heterogeneity of observed effects, we…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Effect Size, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Li, Chengchen – Modern Language Journal, 2021
There is a growing research interest in a variety of emotions in foreign and second language (L2) classrooms, especially since the introduction of positive psychology. However, research on the ubiquitous emotional experience of boredom is scant. Building on its prevalence and documented deleterious effects, I argue that research on the antecedents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kliesch, Maria; Pfenninger, Simone E. – Modern Language Journal, 2021
The question of cognition in second language (L2) acquisition later in life is of importance inasmuch as L2 learning is largely mediated by domain-general cognitive capacities. While a number of these capacities have been shown to decline with age, individual differences in cognition increase over the lifespan. This microdevelopment study…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Eilola, Laura E.; Lilja, Niina S. – Modern Language Journal, 2021
This article uses multimodal conversation analysis to investigate how the smartphone as a personal cognitive artifact features in second language (L2) use and learning. The data come from a pedagogical intervention that was organized as part of an integration learning course for adult L2 students with emerging literacy. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Learning
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