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Tian, Ye – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
This study examines a Chinese language programme in an Ivy League institution through the lens of Tracking to re-conceptualise the achievement gap between Chinese heritage language learners (CHLLs) and non-heritage language learners. Like most prestigious universities in the U.S., Chinese language learners in this case study are put on one of two…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chinese Americans, Chinese, College Second Language Programs
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Hubert, Michael D. – Foreign Language Annals, 2013
An important task for foreign language (FL) instructors and researchers is to understand how the development of each language skill affects other aspects of language acquisition. This case study seeks to determine if speaking and writing proficiencies develop at similar rates among FL learners. Seventeen students enrolled in beginning,…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Experimental Groups, Language Skills, Second Language Learning