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Fonseca-Greber, Bonnie; Reagan, Timothy – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2008
In light of the ongoing attention to standards-based education in U.S. schools and the concern over how to effectively develop literacy skills in a first, let alone a second, language, this article reports on the drafting of the K-16 Student Standards for Learning Esperanto in the United States. Esperanto is ideally suited to aid children in the…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Artificial Languages, Phonemic Awareness, Second Language Learning
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McDonough, Kim; Trofimovich, Pavel; Dao, Phung; Dio, Alexandre – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between second language (L2) speakers' success in learning a new morphosyntactic pattern and characteristics of one-on-one learning activities, including opportunities to comprehend and produce the target pattern, receive feedback from an interlocutor, and attend to the meaning of the pattern through self-…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
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Szadokierski, Isadora; Burns, Matthew K. – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
Drill procedures have been used to increase the retention of various types of information, but little is known about the causal mechanisms of these techniques. The current study compared the effect of two key features of drill procedures, a large number of opportunities to respond (OTR) and a drill ratio that maintains a high percentage of known…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Statistical Analysis, Grade 4, Drills (Practice)
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Brosvic, Gary M.; Epstein, Michael L.; Dihoff, Roberta E.; Cook, Michael J. – Psychological Record, 2006
Participants completed 5 laboratory examinations during which the number of responses permitted (1 response, up to 4 responses) and the timing of feedback (no feedback control: Scantron form; delayed feedback: end-of-test, 24-hr delay; immediate feedback: assistant, response form) were manipulated. Participants completed a 100-item cumulative…
Descriptors: Language Laboratories, Feedback, Artificial Languages, Second Language Learning
Gal, Ilona – Esperanto Documents, 1978
Research has indicated that the elderly retain the ability to learn, and specifically to learn new languages. Furthermore, the increasingly greater proportion of old people in the population demands that their need for continued intellectual stimulation be met. In the absence of explicit motives for learning an ethnic language, Esperanto is a good…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Artificial Languages, Educational Gerontology
Risager, Karen – Multilingual Matters, 2018
This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for the analysis of representations of culture, society and the world in textbooks for foreign and second language learning. The framework is transferable to other kinds of learning materials and to other subjects. The framework distinguishes between five approaches: national studies,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Textbook Content, Culture, Citizenship Education
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Goodman, Thomas H. – Foreign Language Annals, 1978
In 1975, Maryland began training teachers who wished to experiment with Esperanto in their classes, usually as part of an exploratory course in a foreign language appreciation program. Teachers have observed a marked increase in motivation among students exposed to Esperanto. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction
Tonkin, Humphrey – 1968
The author discusses (1) the nature of communication, (2) sociological aspects of the communication problem, and (3) solutions to the language problem that have been tried. He believes that "there is a solution easier and more successful than multilingualism, and less discriminatory than the unilateral imposition of one national language for…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication (Thought Transfer), International Programs, Language Planning
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Moore, John – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1980
Gives a brief description of the features of Esperanto: phonetic spelling, a regular grammar with no exceptions to rules, an international vocabulary with a rule for adding new words, and a word-building system making full use of affixes. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Descriptive Linguistics, Grammar, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence
Sherwood, Judith – Studies in Language Learning, 1981
A summary is presented of types of Esperanto materials available on PLATO--a general overview section, a picture introduction, lessons that accompany a textbook, vocabulary drills, crossword puzzles, dictation drills, reading practice, and a concentration game. The general overview lesson gives a comprehensive summary of the history and…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Artificial Speech, College Second Language Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction
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McDonough, Kim; Trofimovich, Pavel – Modern Language Journal, 2016
This study investigated whether second language (L2) speakers' morphosyntactic pattern learning was predicted by their statistical learning and working memory abilities. Across three experiments, Thai English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university students (N = 140) were exposed to either the transitive construction in Esperanto (e.g., "tauro…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Artificial Languages, Language Patterns, Second Language Learning
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Kimura, Goro Christoph – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2003
Explores whether a particular humanistic ideology is imminent in Esperanto on the basis of evidence drawn from discussions in Esperanto between Japanese and Koreans about reconciliation between their respective countries. Concludes that, while the convictions of the language's initiative are not universally shared among Esperanto speakers, one may…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Ideology
Tonkin, Humphrey; Fettes, Mark – 1996
The history and development of research on Esperanto, a language created for universal communication, are reviewed. Discussion begins with the early context and intellectual tradition of efforts to create a universal language and proceeds to the creation of an Esperanto community and the context in which it operates currently. Expansion of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Blanke, Detlev – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2003
This study is intended to facilitate access to the scholarly literature on Interlinguistics and Esperanto by focusing on the myriad sources of material useful to the researcher. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Esperanto, Language Research, Resource Materials, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Quick, Michelle L. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1989
The article recommends that gifted students learn Esperanto, the language invented to be simple, logical, and consistent and thus an ideal second language. One program teaching gifted students, ages 8-12, Esperanto is briefly described as are sources of Esperanto teaching materials. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Esperanto, Gifted, Instructional Materials
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