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Cooke, Shelley; Faez, Farahnaz – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the self-efficacy beliefs of novice elementary French as a second language (FSL) teachers. A mixed methods approach was used to investigate self-efficacy appraisals of core French (n = 14) and French immersion (n = 13) teachers in delivering instruction in FSL programs. A questionnaire was administered that…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Language Teachers, French, Second Language Learning
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Lim, Jessica – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
The present article compares the use of the discourse marker so between English-dominant speakers and English language learners through an analysis of 20 one-on-one audio-recorded sessions with 10 English-dominant speakers and 10 English language learners. While employment of the discourse marker by both speaker groups was found to be discrepant,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lam, Yvonne – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
This study examines how adult second language learners acquire the different meanings of the Spanish preposition "a". Cognitive linguistic models predict that spatial meanings are acquired first, as they are conceptually basic and are the source from which other meanings derive via natural cognitive mechanisms such as metaphor and…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Mady, Callie; Masson, Mimi – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Gatekeepers' language ideologies and beliefs about language learning determine how learners experience French as a second language programs, in particular, their access to, and success and inclusion in, the French immersion (FI) program. In this article, we explore how FI principals understand language learning and the inclusion of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Deschambault, Ryan – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
This article examines the relationship between international education and English as an additional language (EAL) education in British Columbia's public education system. Drawing on a wide range of data generated as part of a longitudinal study of high school aged fee-paying international students (FISs) in an urban school district in British…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gutiérrez, Xavier – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
The usefulness of explicit knowledge of the second language is a matter of controversy in the field of second language acquisition. In this regard, it has been argued that explicit representations might be useful for some structures but not for others (R. Ellis, 2006; Roehr & Gánem-Gutiérrez, 2009). The goal of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Verbs
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Arnott, Stephanie; Brogden, Lace Marie; Faez, Farahnaz; Péguret, Muriel; Piccardo, Enrica; Rehner, Katherine; Taylor, Shelley K.; Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
This article proposes a research agenda for future inquiry into the use of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in the plurilingual Canadian context. Drawing on data collected from a research forum hosted by the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers in 2014, as well as a detailed analysis of Canadian empirical studies and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Standards, Second Language Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Slavkov, Nikolay – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
This article examines some of the challenges that the notion of a (monolingual) native speaker faces in a global context of increasing awareness that bilingualism and multilingualism are the norm rather than the exception. It also discusses the distinction between two child language acquisition environments, bilingual first language acquisition…
Descriptors: School Districts, Public Schools, Bilingualism, Multilingualism
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Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
For many decades, Francophone regions in Canada have provided language study exchanges for French as a second language (FSL) learners within their own country. At the same time, FSL students and teachers in Canada continue to orient to a native speaker standard associated with European French. This Eurocentric orientation manifested itself in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, French, Second Language Learning
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Dressler, Roswita; Dressler, Anja – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
Teens who post on the popular social networking site Facebook in their home environment often continue to do so on second language study abroad sojourns. These sojourners use Facebook to document and make sense of their experiences in the host culture and position themselves with respect to language(s) and culture(s). This study examined one…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Media, Language Usage, Study Abroad
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Keilty, Megan; Harrison, Gina L. – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2015
Error analyses using a multidimensional measure were conducted on the misspellings of Kindergarten children speaking English as a first (EL1) and English as a second language (ESL) in order to detect any differences in early spelling ability between language groups. Oral vocabulary, syntactic knowledge, phonological processing, letter/word…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Spelling, Kindergarten, English (Second Language)
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Lappin-Fortin, Kerry – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
Few studies have compared the written competency of French immersion students and their core French peers, and research on these learners at a postsecondary level is even scarcer. My corpus consists of writing samples from 255 students from both backgrounds beginning a university course in French language. The writing proficiency of core French…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Senoo, Yasuko; Yonemoto, Kazuhiro – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
The role and importance of reading in second language vocabulary learning have been discussed by many researchers because of the richness and variety of vocabulary in written texts compared to oral discourse (Horst, 2005; Nation, 2001). However, despite the recent increase of studies in this field, there are very few studies focusing on…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Japanese, Reading Skills
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Douglas, Scott Roy – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2013
This study builds on previous work exploring reading and listening lexical thresholds (Nation, 2006; Laufer & Ravenhorst-Kalovski, 2010; Schmitt, Jiang, & Grabe, 2011) in order to investigate productive vocabulary targets that mark successful entry-level undergraduate writing. Papers that passed the Effective Writing Test (EWT) were chosen…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Novices, English for Academic Purposes, Curriculum Development
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Gutierrez, Xavier – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2012
Implicit and explicit knowledge of the second language (L2) are two central constructs in the field of second language acquisition (SLA). In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in obtaining valid and reliable measures of L2 learners' implicit and explicit knowledge (e.g., Bowles, 2011; R. Ellis, 2005). The purpose of the present study…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Language Research
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