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Burston, Jack – CALICO Journal, 2001
Describes theoretical and practical considerations related to the provision of feedback in the written compositions of advanced foreign language learners of French. Discusses the approach taken to teaching and assessing writing skills of students and considers how using a computer-based composition annotation program can contribute to reduction of…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Error Correction
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Weinberg, Alysse – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Describes computer-based placement tests developed at the second language institute at the University of Ottawa, Canada using Ficelle. Students in the French as a second language program were tested using either the computer-based test or a pencil-and-paper test. Statistical analysis indicated no significant differences between the two test…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, French
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Jogan, M. Karen; Heredia H., Ana; Aguilera M., Gladys – Foreign Language Annals, 2001
Describes a cross-cultural e-mail exchange that provided students in the United States and Chile with an ongoing source of authentic cultural input from the target country. The exchange was organized between a class of U.S. college students of advanced Spanish conversation and composition and a class of Chilean university students of advanced…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Electronic Mail
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Pavis, Jose – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Describes ongoing classroom research regarding the effectiveness of a task-based learning experiment for teaching French to first year college students, concluding that results so far indicate that task-based learning can be effective, with attention to such individual variables as autonomy, competency level, student investment, and learning…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, College Students, French, Heterogeneous Grouping
Kienbaum, Barbara E.; And Others – 1986
A college second language program compared the effectiveness of traditional second language instruction and a communicative approach in second year French, German, and Spanish courses. The communicative classes used only authentic materials, thematically organized and prepared for classroom use by the instructors. Similar topics were addressed in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Woodall Billy; Takeuchi, Yumi – Journal of Intensive English Studies, 1999
Describes a study of Japanese homestay students enrolled in a U.S. university that sought insight into the students language experience. Students were interviewed regarding the amount of conversation they had with their host families, the character and quality of the conversation, and how students and host family members negotiate…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Higher Education