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Kissau, Scott; Quach, Lan; Wang, Chuang – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
To increase male motivation to learn additional languages studies have suggested teaching males in single-sex second and foreign language classes (Carr & Pauwels, 2006; Chambers, 2005). Despite the reported benefits of this unique arrangement, a review of literature found no related research conducted in Canada or the United States. To address…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, Spanish
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Kissau, Scott; Turnbull, Miles – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2008
Following an extensive and federally funded analysis of literature related to boys learning French as a second language (FSL) in Canada, the authors propose a series of research questions to guide future research related to males in FSL classrooms. To better understand the need for this research agenda, the researchers provide an overview of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, French
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Kissau, Scott – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2006
The present article is part of a large-scale study conducted in Ontario that investigated gender differences in motivation to learn French. However, for this particular article second language (L2) motivation theory is the primary focus. Over the past 30 years of research, the study of L2 motivation has evolved. There appears to be a definite…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Measures (Individuals)