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Essex, Jane; MacAskill, Maggie Gurney – Support for Learning, 2020
The face of Modern Foreign Language education (MFL) in Scotland is changing. A major policy shift in Scottish education in 2012 set out the aspiration that all students up to the end of third level education in Scottish schools would have the opportunity to learn not one but two languages, in addition to their mother tongue. Over the last 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Modern Languages, Modern Language Curriculum, Special Needs Students
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Parrish, Abigail; Vernon, Jessica – Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning, 2022
Much SDT research in the language learning domain focuses on the learning of English as a second or foreign language, in many cases by undergraduate students. By contrast, our work focuses on adolescent learners (aged between 11 and 16) of what are termed Modern Foreign Languages--languages other than English--in schools in England. In this…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Evaluation Methods, Second Language Learning, Self Determination
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Benedict, Nora – Hispania, 2021
Most digital humanities programs and centers, as well as the scholars that populate them, tend to be housed in or linked to English or History departments. As a result, graduate students outside of these disciplines with an interest in the digital humanities must work within existing institutional structures and constraints to acquire the…
Descriptors: Humanities, Graduate Students, Information Technology, Student Research
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Wright, Laura – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
This paper is about identifying a nuance of social meaning which, I demonstrate, was conveyed in the Early and Late Modern period by the suffix "-oon." The history of non-native suffix "-oon" is presented by means of assembling non-native suffix "-oon" vocabulary in date order and sorting according to etymology. It…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, English, Suffixes, Etymology
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Tyrkkö, Jukka – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
The standardisation process of English spelling largely came to its conclusion during the Early Modern period. While the progress of standardisation has been studied in both printed and manuscript texts, few studies have looked at these processes side by side, especially focusing on the same genre of writing and by using corpora that are…
Descriptors: Spelling, Language Planning, Standards, English
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Hagger-Vaughan, Lesley – Language Learning Journal, 2020
Low participation in language learning in secondary education is a topic which continues to exercise education policy-makers in England and other anglophone contexts. One instance of an attempt to increase take-up can be found in the introduction of the EBacc, a performance measure which requires the majority of young people to study a language as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, High Stakes Tests, Second Language Learning
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Basnett, Jane – Research-publishing.net, 2021
A TeachMeet (TM) is a form of free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that originated in 2006 in Scotland, and has since been known under many guises; guerrilla CPD, unconference, and bottom-up CPD. From the very first TM, which took place on the peripheries of an educational conference, there have been certain characteristics that define…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Milleret, Margo – Hispania, 2016
"Modern Portuguese: A Project of the Modern Language Association" was a package of film strips, prerecorded tapes, an instructor's manual, and a textbook first published by Knopf in 1971. It followed the model established by "Modern Spanish" that was also a project of the Modern Language Association (MLA) published in 1960.The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portuguese, Narration, Modern Languages
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Huang, Shu-Chen – Language Education & Assessment, 2021
Guided by the Second Language Motivational Self System (L2MSS) framework, this study examined to what extent the L2MSS components of ideal self, ought-to self, and learning experience described the motivation of learners who chose to enroll in college elective courses of modern languages other than English (LOTEs) in the monolingual social setting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Experience
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Coderch, Marion – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
The aim of this activity report is to provide an initial appraisal of the current makeup of the professional group of modern foreign language teachers in UK Higher Education. The report is in two parts: a literature review that identifies the main defining qualities of modern foreign languages teachers, and an evaluation of the professional and…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Bracke, Evelien; Bradshaw, Ceri – Language Learning Journal, 2020
This article reviews a century of US data on the impact of learning Latin and explores to what extent the collected findings demonstrate that Latin can play a role in improving pupils' educational attainments, particularly in first language (L1), modern foreign language (MFL) and cognitive development. Contextualising these data allows us to…
Descriptors: Latin, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education, Language Acquisition
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Sumner, Josh – Research-publishing.net, 2021
Comparative Judgement (CJ) has emerged as a technique that typically makes use of holistic judgement to assess difficult-to-specify constructs such as production (speaking and writing) in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL). In traditional approaches, markers assess candidates' work one-by-one in an absolute manner, assigning scores to different…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Student Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making
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Cunico, Sonia – Research-publishing.net, 2021
Exeter students who had their 2019-2020 Year Abroad (YA) cut short by the COVID-19 health crisis were offered alternative online language provision to support their learning. This contribution discusses the students and staff's experience in the light of 'learning is a journey' metaphor. [For the complete volume, "Languages at Work, Competent…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Tourism
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Parrish, Abigail – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2020
This article reports on an exploratory study comparing motivation and student choice in modern foreign language lessons in secondary schools (11-16 or 11-18) and schools for 14-19 year olds in England. The study uses data gathered from 634 Year 10 students (aged 14-15) and uses Self-Determination Theory to compare motivation amongst students in…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Language Enrollment, Decision Making, Student Motivation
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Almeida, Ana Bela, Ed.; Bavendiek, Ulrike, Ed.; Biasini, Rosalba, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2020
Which are the new directions in learning and teaching Modern Languages and English through literature? How can we use songs to talk about poetry in the language classroom, and how can creative writing workshops help with language teaching beyond the classroom? These are just a few questions addressed in this volume. Researchers and practitioners…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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