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Baker-Smemoe, Wendy; Cundick, Denisa K.; Evans, Norman; Henrichsen, Lynn; Dewey, Dan P. – Applied Language Learning, 2012
This study investigated the relationship between out-of-class L2 use and proficiency gains in learners of English as a second language (ESL) in an intensive English language program. In contrast to previous studies on this topic, which have found weak, non-existent or even inverse relationships between out-of-class language experience and L2…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), English (Second Language), Language Enrichment, Semi Structured Interviews
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Magnusson, Julina A.; Graham, C. Ray – Applied Language Learning, 2011
This study examines the effects of explicit instruction and exposure only on ESL students' ability to recognize, use and recall phrasal verbs. Subjects included 55 intermediate-level ESL students in reading classes at an intensive English program. Thirty-seven idiomatic phrasal verbs were divided into two lists. In a repeated measures design, one…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Gonzales-Bueno, Manuela; Quintana-Lara, Marcela – Applied Language Learning, 2011
The goal of this study is to pilot test whether the instructional approach known as Processing Instruction could be adapted to the teaching of second language (L2) pronunciation. The target sounds selected were the Spanish tap and trill. Three groups of high school students of Spanish as a foreign language participated in the study. One group…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Pronunciation Instruction, Auditory Perception
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He, Lei – Applied Language Learning, 2011
This study explores Chinese learners' metacognition in EFL pronunciation learning as well as the effectiveness of helping the learners to improve their English pronunciation by metacognitive instructions. By means of preliminary interviews and a questionnaire survey carried out in seven universities across mainland China, six factors of…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Metacognition, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Kennedy, Lauren; Stansfeld, Charles W. – Applied Language Learning, 2010
The Reading Proficiency Interview (RPI) is a new reading proficiency test format that was created in response to the US government's need to rapidly produce a cost effective and credible reading proficiency assessment format for small-population languages. The RPI was developed in response to a requirement by the National Language Service Corps…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Interviews
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Podoprigora, Serguei A. – Applied Language Learning, 2010
This article outlines the findings of typological differences between the Level 4 (L4) and Level 5 (L5) of the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) in the Russian passages, as explored through the comparative linguistic and content analysis of highly abstract and idiosyncratic philosophical, literary and colloquial perspectives on culture,…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis, Russian
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Martinsen, Rob A.; Baker, Wendy; Dewey, Dan P.; Bown, Jennifer; Johnson, Cary – Applied Language Learning, 2010
This study compared the amount of the second language (L2) use and linguistic gains made by students in three short-term language immersion programs: (1) traditional study abroad, (2) service-oriented study abroad, and (3) foreign language (FL) housing. These were chosen because they represent three distinct program types, providing students with…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Comparative Analysis, Service Learning, Housing
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Felix-Brasdefer, J. Cesar – Applied Language Learning, 2009
This study examines the pragmatic strategies that learners utilize to negotiate a resolution when refusing a native speaker of higher status in three asymmetric situations (+Power, +Distance). Following Pomerantz's (1984) analysis of dispreferred responses, this study focuses on refusals to an invitation, a request, and a suggestion. Refusal…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Native Speakers, Pragmatics, Power Structure
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Lim, Hye-Yeon – Applied Language Learning, 2009
The purpose of this study is to move beyond the more traditional focus on individual characteristics as they relate to anxiety in the use of a foreign language. In order to do this, cultural characteristics, perceptions of the cause of successful learning, and foreign (English) language use anxiety were included as the major variables. Three…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Cultural Traits
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Li, Shaofeng – Applied Language Learning, 2009
The present study investigates the differential effects of explicit and implicit feedback on L2 learners at different proficiency levels as measured by L2 development and learner uptake, which is defined as the learner's responses following feedback. Twenty-three learners of Chinese as a foreign language at two different levels of proficiency at a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McCulloh, Ian A.; Morton, Jillian; Jantzi, Jennifer K.; Rodriguez, Amy M.; Graham, John – Applied Language Learning, 2008
The purpose of this study is to introduce a new method of evaluating human comprehension in the context of machine translation using a language translation program known as the FALCon (Forward Area Language Converter). The FALCon works by converting documents into digital images via scanner, and then converting those images to electronic text by…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Comprehension, Translation, Computer Software
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Hernandez, Todd A. – Applied Language Learning, 2008
This study examines the relationship among five independent variables--integrative motivation, instrumental motivation, the need to fulfill a foreign language requirement, grade point average (GPA), and previous years studying Spanish--as predictors of five dependent variables: scores on a simulated oral proficiency interview (SOPI), final exam…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Second Language Learning, Intention, Student Motivation
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McCulloh, Ian A.; Morton, Jillian; Jantzi, Jennifer K.; Rodriguez, Amy M.; Graham, John – Applied Language Learning, 2008
This study introduces a new method of evaluating human comprehension in the context of machine translation using a language translation program known as the FALCon (Forward Area Language Converter). The participants include 48 freshmen from the United States Military Academy enrolled in the General Psychology course, PL100. Results of this study…
Descriptors: Written Language, Syntax, Translation, Computer Software
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De Santis, Paulina – Applied Language Learning, 2008
This article contributes to the growing body of research investigating the effects of drawing learner attention to the problematic aspects of the linguistic input in the context of meaning-focused instruction. One specific approach to concentrate learner attention on form in the written input is known as textual enhancement. The pilot study…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Creoles, Morphemes, Linguistic Input
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Yeon, Sang-Hee – Applied Language Learning, 2008
Foreign accent and training in its reduction were studied. Many teachers and learners of a second language assume that fluency in speaking is the most important of the aspects of the delivery. However, pronunciation is another key aspect of delivery. For example, Koreans often do not produce English words with a final palatal and with a palatal+i…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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