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Cheng, An Chung; Mojica-Diaz, Clara C. – Applied Language Learning, 2006
It has been assumed that combining living in a native speech community with formal classroom instruction creates an ideal learning environment for foreign language learners. This study examines the extent to which formal instruction affects the oral discourse of advanced learners in target-language speaking environments. From a discourse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Verbs
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Smith, Patrick H.; Leon, Natalia Martinez – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Responds to Robert Kaplan's discussion of language teaching and language policy presented in a earlier article. Special attention is given to the idea that attempts to modify the use of Spanish in the United States should pay greater attention to conditions in Latin America. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Language Planning, Public Policy