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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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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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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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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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Seror, Jeremie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
Despite a strong intuitive sense held by instructors that feedback practices can help scaffold L2 writers' composition processes a number of questions remain concerning the manner best suited to deliver this feedback and its ultimate impact on literacy development. This paper presents findings from on an eight-month longitudinal ethnographic case…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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Arnott, Stephanie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
Over the last decade, almost 4,000 Canadian schools have moved to using the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM) for core French (CF) instruction. Following researchers' recommendations (Brumfit, 1984; Lapkin, Mady, & Arnott, 2009; Larsen-Freeman, 1996, 2000; Prahbu, 1990), I am shifting the focus in this case study from product to process. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, French, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Wood, David – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
While knowledge of what constitutes fluent speech has developed over the past several decades, it is still unclear how language teachers can facilitate its acquisition by second language learners. Fluency is generally accepted as being a function of temporal variables of speech such as rate of speaking and the number of words or syllables uttered…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2007
This longitudinal case study investigated the development of spelling and orthographic knowledge in a child ESL learner from Grade 1 through Grade 4. Misspelling data from the learner's free writings were examined for overall patterns of spelling development and the word-specific changes in the spelling of individual words. The aim was to track…
Descriptors: Spelling, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, English (Second Language)